A £25m project to build a new secondary school in Burton-on-Trent delivering a 12,041sq ft of educational facility, catering for over 1,440 students in Tattenhall. Secured via a mini competition through the Staffordshire County Council Framework, John Taylor Free School is the eleventh scheme delivered by Seddon working with long-term partner Entrust.
The school provides an iconic and influential educational facility for years 7-11 along with a post-16 provision, a specially-built dance studio with a sprung floor, drama studio, outdoor changing pavilion, sports hall and state-of-the-art science rooms and a large learning resource centre with landscaping and parking. The project is located on a challenging greenfield site in close proximity to the busy A38 in Branston, surrounded b new housing developments.
From the earliest stages, Seddon’s prime objective was to engage and communicate with the local community, minimising disruption and maximising understanding. Seddon interacted with the local community throughout the project in order to keep them updated on construction activities, whether this be through a newsletter or at one of the organised meetings where residents were invited for a cup-of-tea and a chat. We also put up Christmas lights for the residents and the local community.