Algeco secures £19.2m MMC Leeds Academy project

Algeco secures £19.2m MMC Leeds Academy project.

Modular specialist Algeco has won a new contract to build the £19.2m Laurence Calvert Academy Middleton Complex in Leeds.

Formerly known as Elliott and a long-established brand in the European modular services and infrastructure industry, the Department for Education project was procured by Algeco through the Mod-C Secondary School Framework.

Algeco is acting as principal contractor to provide a full turnkey solution involving construction of a three-storey whole school block and associated external works. The project is due to be completed in August 2023.

Laurence Calvert Academy Middleton Complex is a 1,050-place new build secondary school for pupils aged 11-16. 

A total of 192 modules will be supplied along with a hybrid build for the sports hall areas. 

James Withey, managing director at Algeco Offsite Solutions, said: “Securing Laurence Calvert Academy is the latest significant new business win for us. 

“We have ambitious growth plans in place as we look to leverage the benefits of being part of the larger European Algeco business. We have extensive experience in delivering offsite building solutions for the education sector and this, along with our business processes, helped us secure this project.” 

He added: “We approach all our projects using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), which means Laurence Calvert Academy will gain all the benefits of product standardisation, safety, quality, delivery and building performance. DfMA also helps us deliver clear efficiencies to unlock many of the barriers in traditional construction centred around minimising the macro impacts of inflation, labour availability and waste reduction.”

Algeco operates its own modular manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire, providing complete control of the whole process from start to finish.

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