Company appointed to build new secondary school in Sheffield

Artist impression of the new Mercia School
Artist impression of the new Mercia School
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The building of a new secondary school in Sheffield has taken another step forward with the appointment of a construction company.

BAM Construction has been appointed to build the new £20 million Mercia School, off Carterknowle Road, in the south-west of the city.

The secondary school and sixth form is being designed by Bond Bryan architects, which have worked with BAM on many educational building in the city including primary schools at Fir Vale and Shirecliffe.

Kelvin Pollard, BAM’s construction director for the scheme, said: “We’re a technically proficient contractor and highly experienced in developments of this type.

“Most of all, we are a strong community player, and know it’s important to work with our partners and to reassure them about the quality and safety of the build."

The school will also include two new pitches designed to Sport England standards, as well as a multi-use games area.

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: ““Detailed investigations of this site have taken place, and we know that it is a suitable and safe place to build an excellent new school to serve the south west of Sheffield.

“We have an excellent sponsor, Mercia Multi-Academy Trust, which has an extremely strong track record here in Sheffield.

“We know that with Mercia’s experienced leadership and the trust’s track record in sponsoring outstanding schools, this new secondary school will be the very best it can be, providing an excellent education for children in the south-west of the city.”

The school is set to open to year 7 pupils in September 2018.

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