Newcastle City Council approves design plans for two new local schools

Newcastle City Council has awarded Aura a contract to design three new schools.

This is part of its programme for new and expanded schools in the north and outer west of Newcastle.

Aura will undertake detailed design work for two new build schools, First School Newcastle Great Park and Simonside Primary, as well as an expansion of Kingston Park Primary.

Aura’s chief executive, Kirsty Thirlwell, said: “We are delighted to have won this contract and look forward to working closely with Newcastle City Council to create the best possible designs for new schools that will provide a modern sustainable learning environment.

“Our team has an extensive track record in delivering successful schools projects as well as a detailed understanding of the needs of the local communities which these schools will serve.”

The schools will be built to meet current and future demand for school places which is increasing with the continued growth in local population.

The schools are said to supposedly encompass a sustainable approach to construction, environmental servicing and travel to school. They will utilise modern technology for energy efficiency and sustainability.

All of the new school buildings will be constructed to council specifications, enhancing the immediate environment and providing a welcoming safe and secure facility for children on a site that balances the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Aura, based in Gateshead, specialises in building consultancy, design and construction, property management and investment. The company has delivered over £400m of high-quality infrastructure across the North East in the past decade.

 

Source: BDAILY

Leave a
comment

Read more posts

DYNAMO WEBINAR TO DEBATE GOVTECH…

13.04.2021

Dynamo, the region’s tech champion, is to host a free webinar this month exploring government technology and lessons learned from the Covid pandemic. The webinar, on Wednesday, April 21, features…

Read more

Tyne and Wear and Northumberland…

12.04.2021

Northumbria University has launched a new ERDF funded project supporting SMEs to recruit a graduate intern. This project follows on from the success of the previous scheme which helped stimulate…

Read more

OPENCAST BOOSTS THE WORK OF…

01.04.2021

OPENCAST Software has confirmed its commitment to making a positive social impact by making generous donations to five local charities. The Newcastle-based tech consultancy has donated almost £50,000 to charities…

Read more

New blog post: Is your board ready to bounce back higher? dynamonortheast.co.uk/blog-po…

Join our
mailing list