Collaborative working on £3 million Telford school project

Our Morris Property team is delighted to have been awarded another contract within the educational sector for a design & build project and extensive refurbishment programme at Langley School in Dawley, Telford.

The contract was awarded by Telford and Wrekin Council and will involve a collaboration to create the exciting new facilities for the school which is part of the Community Academies Trust.

Telford & Wrekin Council is expanding its secondary school provision by another 300 school places, part of its £31 million investment into schools over the next two years. Work starts at The Telford Langley School to provide these extra secondary school places, increasing capacity to take account of growth happening in the borough.

The £3 million scheme will include constructing a new two storey, 300 pupil classroom facility at the Telford Langley’s site in Dawley, along with reconfiguring and refurbishing areas of the ground floor and first floor of the existing school building.

Morris Property Contracts Manager Glyn O’Hara commented: “We are thrilled to once again be working with colleagues at Telford and Wrekin Council, using our specialist educational construction experience to good effect. Having recently completed projects at John Randall and Newport Junior and Ladygrove Schools, the team here understand the dynamics of constructing within the school environment and are keen to produce the highest quality transformation with the minimum of disruption.”

Cllr Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “This represents a £3 million investment by the Council in the future of the borough and underscores our commitment to provide local school places for local children.

“Expanding provision at Telford Langley will provide more secondary places for children in the Dawley area and enable even more children to attend a school which is closer to their home address.

“This will be on top of the £200 million Building Schools for the Future programme which completed four years ago, benefitting every secondary school in the borough.”

Executive Headteacher at Langley School Steven Carter, said: “The Telford Langley is a school in the heart of its community and we are committed to ‘Ensuring Excellence in everything we do’ here.

“We firmly believe that all students should feel safe, happy and cared for in an environment that is well disciplined, allowing students to be successful and enjoy their learning.