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Morgan Sindall wins nearly £12m of schools work

Morgan Sindall has won a £11.9m contract to upgrade three primary schools in east London.

The firm will expand and refurbish Upton Cross, Portway and Calverton primary schools in Newham in time for the 2014/15 academic year to provide places for over 1,000 extra children.

The projects are part of Newham council’s plan to provide an additional 10,000 primary school places between 2008 and 2015 by expanding existing schools and building new ones.

The Portway Primary School project involves the construction of a two-storey block extension with 10 classrooms and a learning resource centre. This will enable the school to add an extra year group to the existing three form entry school.

Upton Cross Primary School will be expanded from a one and a half form entry school located on one site, to a five form entry school based over two sites.

A new single-storey extension containing eight classrooms and a special education needs room will be built at Calverton School and the existing school block will be refurbished.

Adrian Barnes, area director of Morgan Sindall’s London office, said: “Increased pressure on local schools to provide spaces for a growing population is a key issue across the South East. Newham is London’s fastest growing borough and we are pleased to be working with the council to deliver these facilities to ensure they can meet this growing demand.”

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