Novus appointed to build £1 million school extension in Stoke

  19 JULY, 2019
Novus appointed to build £1 million school extension in Stoke

Novus Property Solutions has won a £1 million contract to deliver a two-storey extension at Excel Academy in Stoke-on-Trent.

The work will see Novus create the new 6,233 sq ft extension which will include six new multi-purpose classrooms. Work includes internal fixtures to the classrooms as well as creating a new covered stairwell as a separate addition.

Excel Academy is Stoke-on-Trent’s most oversubscribed school. The extension, which was granted planning consent in November 2018, is designed to increase capacity and improve the flow of students moving around the school between lessons.

Work on the extension will be carried out during term time with measures in place to avoid disruption to the school and over the summer ahead of completion in September 2019.

Dean Povey, Build Senior Operations Manager at Novus, said: “Excel Academy is a hugely popular school in Stoke-on-Trent and the new classrooms are designed to ensure it can meet current and future student capacity.

“Academies, by their nature, have to define their own proposition to parents and students and the quality of learning environments is a huge part of that. Our extensive experience in education means we know how to create spaces that help pupils and teachers to achieve their best, with works specially planned to avoid any disruption.”

Stephen Goodwin, Head of Support Services at Excel Academy, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the success of the academy and due to its popularity, we’ve recently had to introduce temporary mobile classrooms to accommodate students. The new extension is designed to provide us with much-needed teaching space and be a long-term solution to the high demand.

“Novus’s expertise in the education sector makes it the perfect partner to be delivering this project.”

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