Client: King’s School
The scheme involves the design and construction of a new school campus, untint the school’s three sites. When finished the new school, which has 1,200 pupils and 300 staff, will have 350 rooms in a 16,000sq m building as well as a new sports centre. Facilities will include a 25m, six-lane swimming pool, a six-court sports hall and indoor cricket centre, five new rugby pitches, one rounders field, two astro turf hockey pitches and six netball courts.
As well as modern education and sports facilities, the new building will be highly energy efficient and sustainable with a BREEAM Very Good rating. It will score highly on environmental management, responsible construction, resources efficiency, low energy and water use, amongst other sustainable features.
“In 2012, King’s Macclesfield set out its 2020 Vision to relocate the School to a brand new campus on a greenfield site. The challenges were immense and we needed imaginative and flexible partners, who were prepared to commit themselves to the project and think outside the box. VINCI’s track record for delivering major projects to time and budget was a major factor in their selection as our contractor, but they brought us more than just building expertise.
Crucially, they were able to assist with an innovative funding solution that showed both their commitment to the scheme as well as their confidence in being able to deliver. Vinci’s approach has consistently been to find ways around difficulties and I have been impressed by their stamina and creativity. Now we are in the build phase, this ‘can-do’ mentality is no less apparent. The VINCI team are thoroughly professional and a pleasure to work with. They certainly get education!”
Dr Simon Hyde, Headmaster, King’s School, Macclesfield