Cumbria County Council’s new, state-of-the-art school building has been named overall winner in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing category of the 2019 National Constructing Excellence Awards, a lead organisation for construction in the UK.
The £8.6m new school in Ulverston, was purpose-built for the county council by Seddon and has created an 80-place special school with modern teaching facilities for children with severe learning needs.
Ed Wootton, Regional Director at Seddon, said: “This win acknowledges just how important the new facility will be in providing an improved learning environment to support the health, safety and wellbeing of all who use it.
“Incorporating the county’s Special Education Needs and Disabilities Resource Team will enable the site to become a Centre of Excellence for Autism, helping more families than ever before. Giving more young people the chance to thrive is the true measure of this project’s success and this award recognises the work of the incredible team behind it.”
Stephen Hall, Assistant Director, Economy and Environment, Cumbria County Council, said: “It’s fantastic that this project has been recognised in these prestigious national awards which celebrate the very best in the UK construction industry. The brilliant new Sandside Lodge building is already making a world of difference to the lives of pupils at the school.”
The award was collected on the night by Tom Smalley, site manager for the project. Read the full Sandside Lodge case study here.
For more information about the 2019 National Constructing Excellence Awards, go to the Constructing Excellence website here.