Kier has been appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council to carry out the first phase of the design and construction of its brand new £45m Northstowe Education Campus. The state-of-the-art teaching facilities will be a part of the new sustainable Cambridgeshire town Northstowe and address the lack of school places in the county.

Once complete, the 133,203sqft Northstowe Education Campus will be Cambridgeshire’s largest education campus and will comprise of a nursery, a 3FE primary school, a secondary school, Special Educational Needs (SEN) school and sixth form college. It will provide teaching and learning facilities for 3,000 students aged 0-19 years within the sustainable new development, Northstowe which is expected to have a population of 24,000.

Kier will deliver a new secondary school, the seventh owned by Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), that will provide places for up to 600 pupils aged 11-16; it will then be extended in two subsequent phases to allow for 1,800 pupils. It will feature a multi-purpose school hall / theatre space and drama studios, a large sports hall, a gym, two dance studios and all-weather floodlit football and hockey pitches.

In addition, Kier will create a 110-place Special Education Needs (SEN) school.

Kier started enabling works on site in September with the first cohort of students starting in September 2019.

Northstowe Education Campus, Stirling Road, Northstowe, South Cambs
CB24 1DJ

The visit will include a viewing of drone footage of site progress, a site tour of internal and external areas and have a go with a virtual reality headset of the 3D model design.

Rachel Newell

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