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Algeco lands £28m contract for modular school in Northampton

by Sion Geschwindt

Algeco UK has secured a Department for Education (DfE) funded project for the offsite construction of Northampton School for Boys Multi-Academy Trust.

The project was secured via the MMC1 Lot 1 modular framework, with the current DfE published contract value standing at £27.6m.

Algeco, acting as principal design & build contractor and working with Watson Batty Architects, is providing a full turnkey solution. 

The announcement is the latest in a trio of recent new project wins for Algeco Offsite Solutions totalling over £90m.

Algeco will begin work on site in January 2023.

A total of 210 modules will be supplied by Algeco using its Seismic technology, plus a hybrid structure for the halls, to create the 1200 place new secondary school, including sixth form provision.

The first modules, which will be manufactured by Algeco at its facility in East Yorkshire, will be delivered to site in August 2023. Handover of the completed school is scheduled to take place in 2024.

Algeco says the use of Seismic technology for the Northampton school modules will deliver important benefits. It is said to be 75% faster and achieves a 47% improvement in value compared to traditional construction techniques. It also reduces both operational and embodied carbon by up to 70%, said the firm.

James Withey, Managing Director at Algeco Offsite Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be appointed as Principal Contractor for Northampton School for Boys Multi-Academy Trust. As a business we have a long track record of delivering large publicly funded projects like this.”

“Northampton school is shaping up to be a development that the industry should take note of. That’s because Seismic technology has the potential to help the Department for Education and other publicly and privately funded organisations to improve both delivery and outcomes on their build programmes across the UK.”

Algeco UK Ltd, formerly best known as Elliott in the UK, is part of the Modulaire Group, a leader in European modular services and infrastructure. Algeco operates 23 site locations throughout the country servicing its portable, modular building and offsite construction hire and sales activities.

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