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Hull and Humber - Education Developments and Issues
Coming soon... schools like this in Hull
Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 06:30
AMBITIOUS plans for a series of new futuristic school buildings in Hull have moved a step closer.
The Mail has been given exclusive images of how the impressive structures could look.
The schools will be built under the £400m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme.
Today, the project was taking a major step forward with Hull City Council's BSF team officially announcing its preferred bidder to build the schools.
The contract – the biggest ever awarded by Hull City Council – has been given to Esteem, a consortium of Morgan Sindall, Robertson Capital Projects and Sewell Group.
Hundreds of local jobs will also be created as part of the scheme, with Esteem guaranteeing 90 per cent of the workforce on the scheme will be from the HU post code area.
The contract announcement is the most significant milestone achieved so far and work will start this year on the first school, Sirius Academy – formerly Pickering High School Sports College – in west Hull.
David Martin, BSF project director, said: "This is the point where we have got a partner and for the first time we can now start working as partners. It means that we will be building schools and delivering on what we have set out."
Seven secondary schools will be re-built from scratch and four will be significantly remodelled.
David Lister School in Rustenburg Street, east Hull, and Sydney Smith School in First Lane, Anlaby will close.
The new schools will boast the very latest equipment including wireless broadband Internet and state-of-the-art computer equipment.
Esteem project director, Paul Brooke, said: "Now the hard work really begins. The day that the first spade hits the ground is drawing ever closer and we will not rest until each and every facility is built by a local workforce who will all positively contribute towards improving education right across the city of Hull."
See today's Mail for full details and images of how Hull's super schools of the future will look.
Can anyone post more images of these?
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Last edited by ChrisG (Hull); November 6th, 2009 at 02:12 PM.
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