Morgan Sindall has been appointed by the City of London Academies Trust (COLAT) and the Department for Education to expand Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre. The project has been procured through the Department for Education’s (DfE) construction framework. Morgan Sindall is working with consulting engineer Ingleton Wood and architect Rivington Street Studios.
The project comprises refurbishing the former East Ham police station, a Grade II listed building that houses the school, and building a new structure to the rear. The two buildings will be connected via a glass façade dining hall.
Newham Collegiate will get an additional 11 classrooms and four seminar rooms, creating an additional 60 places for the school. Morgan Sindall will also install 100m2 of photovoltaic (PV) panels across all roofs.
Morgan Sindall Construction area director Richard Dobson said: “Our team is experienced working on historic buildings within the capital, with the former East Ham police station being a key example. The finished design will embrace the site’s heritage and enhance it with a contemporary design, modern materials and our expertise in creating high-end educational spaces that provide students with the best possible learning experience.”