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£1.2m furniture installation completed at Consett Academy

1st December 2015, 9:30am

We have recently completed a £1.2m furniture installation at Carillion Construction’s flagship project – Consett Academy.

The new £43m academy and sports complex at the Belle Vue site, Consett, replaces Moorside Community Technology College and Consett Community Sports College.
The project involved the design, manufacture and installation of both fitted and loose furniture packages across the entire development, tailored to meet the specific needs of the varied disciplines within the academy.

Our designers worked closely with appointed architects, Seymour Harris Architects, and inspiredspaces, a company set up by Carillion and its joint venture partners, to deliver educational transformation through the government’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The academy will be home to up to 1,700 students, benefiting from modern, state-of-the-art facilities and access to a range of shared-use leisure amenities. An extensive range of furniture, selected from the Educational Product Portfolio, has been installed throughout the new facilities which include open learning spaces, bespoke science labs, art rooms, specialist music facilities, food technology and ICT Zones.

We were delighted to be awarded the project as part of the Durham BSF programme, having been selected by Carillion on the previous new school builds within this round of BSF investment.

Derek Mitchell, divisional director at Godfrey Syrett Education said: “We are extremely proud to have been involved in providing furniture solutions for the new Consett Academy.  This project has been a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase what we do best in a landmark development close to our Durham manufacturing facility.  Our team has worked in close partnership with Carillion Construction and their appointed architects, to ensure that all the furniture and finishes complement the style of this modern building and help create real-work environments.”
Richard Fox, design manager at Carillion said: “This has been a very exciting project to be involved in and we are delighted with the results.  Godfrey Syrett has a wealth of experience of working on new build construction projects within the education sector and they have played a vital role in understanding and delivering our vision.  The creative and highly bespoke furniture will be of great benefit to students and staff for years to come.”