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Algeco to build £19.2m modular school in Leeds

by Sion Geschwindt
Algeco to build £19.2m modular school in Leeds

Modular specialist Algeco, formerly known as Elliott, has been appointed as principal contractor to build the £19.2m Laurence Calvert Academy Middleton Complex in Leeds.

Algeco will start on site this month with completion set for August 2023.

The company will provide a full turnkey solution involving construction of a three-storey whole school block and associated external works, using its steel frame modular solution.

A total of 192 modules will be supplied along with a hybrid build for the sports hall areas. The works involve construction of the whole school block and associated external works.

The Department for Education (DfE) project was procured through the Mod-C Secondary School Framework.

James Withey, managing director at Algeco Offsite Solutions, said: “Securing Laurence Calvert Academy is the latest significant new business win for us.

“We have ambitious growth plans in place as we look to leverage the benefits of being part of the larger European Algeco business.

“We approach all our projects using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), which means Laurence Calvert Academy will gain all the benefits of product standardisation, safety, quality, delivery and building performance.

“DfMA also helps us deliver clear efficiencies to unlock many of the barriers in traditional construction centred around minimising the macro impacts of inflation, labour availability and waste reduction.”

Algeco operates its own modular manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire, providing complete control of the whole process from start to finish.

Image: An artist’s impression of the finished Laurence Calvert Academy Middleton Complex (credit: Algeco)

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