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Carlton le Willows Academy construction work continuing at pace

Work on the project which has been funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, is on track to be completed towards the end of the summer term


Work on a new a new £13 million expansion at Carlton le Willows Academy in Gedling is progressing quickly.

Carlton le Willows Academy, which became an academy in April 2011, is a large and successful mixed 11-18 school of around 1710 students, including 235 sixth formers.

Phase one of the project involves the building and fully fitting out a new two-storey building on the Wood Lane campus, to be called South Block.

This building, which will link existing West and East bocks will lead to the creation of 29 new classrooms, a purpose-built main assembly hall, kitchen canteen and dining areas and a catering pod that will be used to serve other areas of the school.

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Pictured: Canteen takes shape (Photo courtesy of CLW)

Work on the project which has been funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, is on track to be completed towards the end of the summer term, ready to take in an extra two forms of Year 7 students in September 2023.

Contractors Clegg Construction will then move on to phase two of the project – an extensive internal refurbishment in West block which will see the creation of new science labs and design and technology classrooms.

Pictured: Site Entrance (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

Acting Headteacher Mr Bond-Taylor said: “This is a long-awaited expansion and we are excited to see how the build is progressing. The work will integrate our split site and provide state of the art facilities from which all students can benefit.

“The building, designed by Welham Architects, is of extremely high quality with carefully thought out layout and maximum use of space to ensure we get purpose-built facilities at great value for money. As part of the build we will also benefit from additional car parking and a new vehicular entrance from Burton Road.”

For more information, please contact: Sally Fletcher 0115 9565008 (extn 250)

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