Triple win for ISG on ESFA school framework

15 September 2017

ISG - ESFA school framework

ISG has been awarded three contracts worth £12.8 million through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) framework.

The projects across the UK include an Alternative Provision school in the Midlands, the design and build of a new sports hall in Yorkshire and the construction of a new primary school in the North East.

These wins push the number of projects ISG has been awarded through the framework to eight nationally.

The largest of the latest contract awards will see ISG deliver a £5.5 million new school building in Billingham, County Durham.

Currently operating from a temporary site, once completed Wynyard C of E School will provide 420 primary school places.

ISG’s national framework director, Dr Sarah James, said: “These latest wins showcase our ability to deliver world-class education facilities across the UK, using innovation and technology to future proof our buildings and ensure future generations benefit from the stimulating learning environments.”

In the Midlands, ISG has been appointed through the ESFA to deliver the latest phase of development at the Solihull Alternative Provision Academy, to adapt current office space into state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

The scheme, worth £3.6 million, will provide 22,000 sq ft of school accommodation through the conversion of the former office block.

ISG expects to start on site in early 2018, with a phased handover in Easter and summer.

The third win for ISG sees the expansion of The Stephen Longfellow Academy, sponsored by Gorse Academies Trust, which opened earlier this year to provide 300 primary and secondary places in Leeds.

Valued at £3.7 million, the project involves the construction of a new sports hall and internal alterations to the existing academy, which will allow it to provide specialist alternative provision for children who may have struggled in mainstream education.

Work starts in February 2018 and is expected to complete in September the same year.