Contractor hands over £2.7m teaching block

Contractor Henry Brothers Midlands has handed over a new £2.7m teaching block at The Carlton Academy in Nottingham.

The two-storey extension features ten new classrooms on the first floor, with a drama studio, sixth form study centre, first aid room, toilets, changing facilities, and storage rooms on the ground floor.

Built for Carlton Academy, part of Redhill Academy Trust, and funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, the project also included additional car parking and a new external social space.

The design and build development was project managed by Pulse, with CPMG Architects the architect, Tunstall Smith King the consulting engineers and William Saunders the principal designer.

Ian Taylor, managing director of contractor Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “As specialists in the building of educational facilities, it’s been exciting for Henry Brothers Midlands to have been part of the team on this project at Carlton Academy. The new facilities are first class and I am sure they will benefit the students enormously in their learning.

“This project was on a very tight site, in a residential area, and I am proud of the way that Henry Brothers and others in the team successfully overcame these challenges during the construction phase to build this important and much-welcomed extension for the school.”

Richard Pierpoint, executive head teacher at The Carlton Academy, said: “We were delighted to secure the funding for this much needed facility and have worked in an outstanding partnership with the contractor. The new building sees the school able to meet the growing demand for secondary school places from within its catchment.

“As a growing, but still average size secondary school, we will continue to offer something very special for our students, both in terms of world class facilities, aligned to other significant investments in science and sport, as well as remaining able to know and support every child through their journey with us.”