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£12m Bradford school win
Heather Church - April 15, 2014

Wates Construction, has been awarded a £12m contract to build a new secondary school on Fenby Avenue in Bradford. 

Designed by CPMG Architects, the new building will utilise Wates’ Adapt Schools Solutions model, which has been designed to deliver flexible and cost effective school buildings.

Appointed by Integrated Bradford LEP, Wates will now deliver a 80,000 sq ft, seven-form entry facility with a capacity for 1,050 students aged 11 to 16 years.

The school is set to be named Grace Academy and will be sponsored by the Bradford Diocesan Academy Trust.

Construction will start on site shortly, with completion scheduled for summer 2015.

Alongside the main school, Wates will also build an indoor sports facility with a four-court multipurpose hall that will also be available for community use.

David Price, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction, Yorkshire, said: “Wates’ Adapt model has been developed over the past two years and will enable us to deliver on the individual needs of the new school in Fenby, whilst bringing true value for money throughout the project.”