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Wates lands £10m Doncaster academy

Wates has won a £10m deal to build the new De Warenne academy in Doncaster.

Construction of the 6,646 sq m academy will start later this month and includes the design and build of a new two-storey main school building, refurbishment of the existing sports hall and remodelling of the existing special needs block.

David Price, business unit director for Wates Construction in Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to extend our presence in Doncaster with this latest academy project and we are very proud to continue our contribution to the transformation of Doncaster’s educational landscape.

“It remains our priority to utilise our work to provide local training and employment opportunities and this project will be a valuable means to fulfilling our promise to make a positive impact on the areas in which we operate.”

Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: “De Warenne is the third secondary school in Doncaster currently benefiting from major works and the third to be delivered by our partner Wates Construction.”

The academy is designed by CPMG Architects and is scheduled for completion in January 2013. Planning permission for the project was granted in November 2011.

The announcement comes just two months after Wates began work to deliver Doncaster Council’s new £16m Outwood Academy Adwick and one month before the new Campsmount Technology College is expected to be complete.

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