Gleeds appointed to Pembroke Learning Campus development
Gleeds has been appointed to provide cost and project management services for the £42.9m Pembroke Learning Campus development.
The first phase consists of a new 1,463-place 11-18 secondary school and autism centre for 30 learners and is the largest school project undertaken by Pembrokeshire County Council to date. The scheme is part of the Council’s £149m 21st Century Schools Capital Programme – a collaboration between the Welsh Government and Local Authorities who are providing 50% match funding for the project.
Cllr Sue Perkins, Pembrokshire County Council Cabinet Member for Education & Safeguarding, commented: “The Pembroke Learning Campus project is a unique opportunity to provide a new school, to create a learning environment designed to improve the delivery of education in the 21st Century”.
Following approval by the Welsh Government of the full business case for the project, Gleeds was appointed through the South West Wales Consultancy Framework. Bouygues UK has been selected as the main contractor.
Gleeds director, Simon Williams, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the new Pembroke Learning Campus delivery team. Gleeds will be working closely with Pembrokeshire County Council and the wider project team to create an inspirational and versatile learning space, to accommodate the school’s breadth and range of educational services.”
Construction work commences this month and an opening date has been set for September 2018, with all work scheduled for completion by May 2019.