Deeley Construction gets to work on £1.5m Stratford development

Deeley Construction gets to work on £1.5m Stratford development

Deeley Construction has started work on a major new building at a school in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Deeley Construction, part of the Coventry-based Deeley Group, is creating a new £1.5m three-storey building at King Edward VI School that will include new classrooms, a library, a sixth form study and IT suites.

The company is also converting two classrooms in the main building into laboratories and the project will see the new facilities opened in the autumn of 2017.

Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said it was testament to his team that the company had won the competitive tender.

He said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver what is a major investment for King Edward VI School.

“While the building work is taking place to the rear of the main school building, we have still had to make provisions for the fact that there are pupils and staff in close proximity each day.

“We work regularly in educational environments, so we know only too well what needs to be put into place.

“This follows on from work we are already undertaking at Fordham House in Stratford and underlines our growing presence in the town, which we hope to build on.

“It’s been a positive start to 2017 for Deeley Construction and we are winning a great deal of repeat work as well as projects such as this where it is for a new client at competitive tender.”

Bennet Carr, headmaster at King Edward VI School, added: “This is a vital development in the evolution of the school.

“The new building - housing the English Department, a new library and sixth form study and a suite of computing rooms - will provide state-of-the art facilities to help us maintain the very highest standards of education.”