Edgar Wood Academy Temporary Accommodation - Wates

Edgar Wood Academy – Temporary Accomodation

Project overview

Wates Construction was appointed to construct temporary accommodation for 120 Edgar Wood Academy year 7 students. The site, located at Hopwood Hall College, was built in parallel with the Edgar Wood Academy site (which will be the pupils permanent academy once built), located roughly three miles away.

The new temporary accommodation welcomed the Year 7 pupils to study in September 2021.

The temporary works consisted of: Six classrooms, a large communal dining and PE space, staff rooms, offices, pastoral areas, toilets, changing areas, plant room and storage facilities across 959 sqm of floor space.


John Milburn, Project Manager at the DfE, commented:

The approach of Wates Construction’s team during the CEM process was incredible.  Weekly meetings, ad hoc meetings and issuing of plans and minutes were all done for the benefit of the scheme and in a very timely manner.  As both the permanent scheme for September 2022 and temporary scheme for September 2021 reach site, we as the DfE have real confidence in Wates’ ability to deliver the schemes.  There are some considerable works to undertake and some risks to manage but we are confident we have the right partner for delivery.”

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