Wates to start on delayed £24m Portland academy
Wates Construction is set to start building work next week on the £24m Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy in Somerset.
The academy on the new Southwell Park campus will cater for children between 3 and 19 years, as well as opening up new resources for the wider community.
The 58-week academy project will include building a 200-seat performing arts theatre, heated swimming pool and sports hall.
The new campus is set to open in September 2016 and will cost £24m.
The campus was initially set to open a year earlier but issues with planning and need for an extra £10m investment caused delays.
Southwell Campus extension
New building will be built next to the existing Maritime House building
Aaron Morby | Fri 17th April | Construction Enquirer