About The Whitehaven Academy

The Whitehaven Academy project is a £17m new build school for the Department for Education.  The works include a new 3 storey school building and sports hall followed by demolition of the existing school, with associated landscaping to the perimeter, with all works to be completed by Autumn 2022. 

The school is for a maximum of 900 pupils to provide modern educational facilities to the people of Whitehaven.

Construction is:

Concrete Foundations

Steel Frame

Concrete Floors


Concrete Roof with Felt

Please click on this link to see a walk through site tour to give you an idea of what you will see on the day: https://youtu.be/oMzLYmNBikc




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Works that will be taking place:

- Mechanical and Electrical installation

- Furniture installation

- Floor coverings going down

- Ceilings being installed

- Groundworks

- Landscaping

-- Decoration

Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly


About Wates

Wates is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Wates employs over 4,000 people and works with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners to successfully deliver our projects throughout the UK.

We are committed to the long-term future of the built environment. Our award-winning corporate social responsibility and sustainability programmes underpin our vision to become the most trusted partner in the built environment, leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live.

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