Work to begin on multi-million pound expansion of Carlton le Willows Academy in Gedling

The scheme at Carlton le Willows Academy will create capacity for an additional 400 pupils.

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Work on an £11m expansion of a secondary school in Gedling will begin later this month.

The scheme at Carlton le Willows Academy will eventually create capacity for an additional 400 pupils.

Contractor Clegg Construction has now won the contract to create the extension

Phase one of the project, which gets underway this month, will see a new, two-storey building being created on the campus called the South Block. Once completed, this will pave the way for phase two – an internal refurbishment of some of the school’s existing facilities.

Work will then begin on creating 29 new classrooms, a new 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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Sam Parker, contracts manager for Nottingham-based Clegg Construction, said the project would help more local children get access to a first-rate education.

A computer generated image of the school expansion
A computer generated image of the new dining hall

He said: “We are always excited to work in our home county and we’re particularly pleased to have been appointed to deliver this fantastic and worthwhile project.

“Carlton le Willows Academy is a thriving, successful school providing first class education services to young people in the Gedling area.

“This project will not only extend the learning facilities to the existing student body, it will also enable hundreds more students to benefit from everything the school has to offer.

“Being involved in this project is therefore a real source of pride for us.”

Carlton le Willows Academy headteacher, Craig Weaver, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to realise our long-held vision for Carlton le Willows.

“This new building will integrate our split site, providing brand new fit-for-purpose facilities.

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“A major part of this project is also to repurpose part of the existing West building to improve the learning environment for students for years to come.”

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