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Wigston Academy begins campus redevelopment

Three schools in Wigston to form new campus, developed by GSSArchitecture

Posted by Stephanie Broad | May 04, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Friday, 22 April marked the sod cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for the £4m development at Wigston Academy. Guests at the ceremony included Executive Headteacher, Alex Green; Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough and various representatives from Wigston Academies Trust, Leicestershire County Council and GSSArchitecture, who have acted as architects, quantity surveyors and masterplanners for the academy.

The project is the first phase of a new campus for Wigston which brings together the old Abington Academy, Bushloe High School and Guthlaxton School to create a holistic new learning campus and new academy. The masterplan design for the whole site has been developed by GSSArchitecture, and includes a new build special school, revised parking and enhanced landscaping. Wigston Academy will combine traditional values with new dynamic and flexible learning environments, internally and externally, to provide a full and inspiring experience for all pupils.

Tom Lyons, Partner at GSSArchitecture, said: “It has been a privilege to have worked on such a pleasantly landscaped site, together with the academy and Leicestershire County Council, to develop what will be an exciting model learning campus and new academy for the young people of Wigston and its wider community”.

Alex Green, Executive Headteacher, said: ‘We are thrilled to provide such a fantastic learning environment for our community. The extensive building project will provide the very best for our children. A new school, new facilities and an exciting future’.

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