Technology suites fitted at new £2.7m Carlton Academy block

Finishing touches are being made to the latest teaching spaces inside The Carlton Academy's brand new £2.7 million block.


Fixtures and fittings are being installed in the food technology and textiles rooms, ready to be used in the new year.

The two-storey extension features ten new classrooms on the first floor, with a drama studio, Sixth Form Study Centre, first aid room, toilets, changing facilities, and storage rooms on the ground floor.

Built by Beeston-based contractor Henry Brothers Midlands, the project was funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and spanned a 45 weeks build phase. Henry Brothers also undertook a number of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities including talks about career opportunities in construction and the sponsorship of the school’s football kit.

The building was designed by Nottingham-based CMPG Architects to include new outside social space for students to use at break times, as well as extra car parking capacity. During the build, on the steeply sloping site, some 2500m3 of earth was removed – enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Richard Pierpoint, Executive Headteacher at The Carlton Academy, said: “We were delighted to secure the funding for this much needed facility and have worked in an outstanding partnership with the contractor. The new building sees the school able to meet the growing demand for secondary school places from within its catchment."

“As a growing, but still average size secondary school, we will continue to offer something very special for our students, both in terms of world class facilities, aligned to other significant investments in science and sport, as well as remaining able to know and support every child through their journey with us.”


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