Miller Construction has commenced works on Children’s Hospital School, Willow Bank, the eighth school to benefit from the Leicester Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme.
With funding of £2 million, the school will undergo a full refurbishment and benefit from new ICT systems. Works are expected to be completed in February 2013.
Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “We are delighted to have commenced works on Children’s Hospital School and kick-started phase three of the Leicester BSF Programme. We established a successful partnership with Leicester City Council during the delivery of the first phase and through our continued work on the second phase.
“We are currently on site with three schools in the second phase, Rushey Mead Secondary School, Crown Hills Community College and City of Leicester College, and look forward to delivering phase three. We are confident that by continuing close collaboration with Leicester City Council, the learning environments delivered will more than meet 21st Century education demands.”
Children’s Hospital School marks the first school in the third phase of the programme, which will see the delivery of a further three new schools: St Paul’s Catholic School, a mixture of both new build and major refurbishment works; and Hamilton School and Netherhall School, two separate schools on one site, which will involve a new co-location of a Special Education Needs school with a secondary school.
Councillor Vi Dempster, Assistant City Mayor, said: “I am delighted that work has started on site at Children's Hospital School. The BSF programme is becoming more and more exciting as each new school enters into the construction phase of their project. This can only be good news, not only for the current and future students at these schools but also for the city as a whole, as the programme brings new employment opportunities."