Acivico and Morgan Sindall start work on new £6.9 million Pines School

Constructing West Midlands framework contractor Morgan Sindall had a ground breaking ceremony this month to celebrate the beginning of works on the new Pines Special Educational Needs School in Marsh Hill Birmingham.

The Pines School project comprises a £6.9 million refurbishment of the derelict Josiah Mason College and Canavan building and is due to complete in autumn 2016. The project will result in the relocation of The Pines Special School from its current location at Dreghorn Road. 

The project will provide a modernised environment to suit the needs of 200 children and will see the school split across two buildings, both three storeys, and will include new teaching areas, shared halls, dining, kitchen facilities and external play and learning areas. The structure includes a number of sensory spaces that include specialist Speech and Language Therapy and Calm rooms for the children.

Jake Sullivan Project Manager for Acivico said; “I am delighted that Acivico is leading on the delivery of this exciting project by providing first class project management, quantity surveying and design services.  The collaborative working between the Education team at Birmingham City Council and the Construction West Midlands Framework, is a fantastic example of the ’one team’ philosophy which has been embraced by everyone involved in the project.