Corby Technical School, Northamptonshire

Project: Corby Technical School, Northamptonshire

Mansell, a Balfour Beatty brand, has started work on a £6.2 million contract to construct the new Corby Technical School for the Brooke Weston Trust under the Government’s Academies Framework.

The two-storey build will include a sports hall, technology area, library and theatre.  The design includes glass-fronted classrooms and will cater for 475 pupils.  The new facility will be completed by the end of the year.

To mark the contract award Mansell held a sod cutting ceremony with an engraved model JCB and stainless steel shovel presented to Sir Peter Simpson, the Chief Executive of the Brooke Weston Trust. The school pupils and staff were also given a site tour.

Ian Taylor, Managing Director of Mansell’s operations in the East Midlands, said: “I am very excited to be able to deliver such a high profile project that will give local young people fantastic opportunities to establish their careers in the technical industry. I look forward to delivering this specialised facility on time, within budget and to an extremely high standard.”

Sir Peter Simpson said: “This is a momentous day in the history of Corby Technical School. This new school building has been designed to allow you to explore every inch of your technical abilities. It represents the great investment in schools in the Corby area and will add to the already impressive group of secondary schools in the town.”

Mansell recently refurbished an existing teaching building, the Firdale Centre, to accommodate pupils before they move into the new free school.   This building will be demolished when the pupils move into the new facility.