Education Sector Construction – May 2023

Dear Reader

Horizon Construction is a trusted and proven main contractor in the education sector. The range of projects undertaken, coupled with a thorough understanding of the sector’s requirements and the strength of its broad construction expertise, demonstrates a focus on delivering a high-quality service.

As one of the newer construction sectors in our portfolio, over the last 8 years, we have delivered projects with a combined value in excess of £20m, which range from £400k to £7m per client.

I believe our emphasis on service quality is distinctive and refreshing for our clients and delivery partners. Our high standards are especially suited to the education sector when managing operations within live educational environments, creating safe and highly supervised practices.

This sector-specific publication highlights our current and recent projects. Please get in touch, or explore our website and social media channels, for more information.

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Phil Holding


Education Construction Expertise

Education Sector Construction Expertise Video

Our short video covers a wide range of education-sector projects.

Horizon Construction’s typical construction project is valued between £500k and £10m (per annum). Our team has fulfilled an extensive range of education projects, including refurbishments and conversions, sports and fitness facilities, decarbonisation, and new design and builds.


Education Sector Projects

Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Essex

Our flagship education construction project at Chelmsford County High School for Girls included a new science-focused teaching block, a new sports hall and outdoor tennis courts, and the conversion of the old sports halls into a library and teaching facility.

This combined £7m project involved working in collaboration with PCH Associates and Duncan Clarke & Beckett

"PCH Associates has built an effective working relationship with Horizon Construction over various projects in the education sector. They are always professional and understanding of the clients’ requirements, whilst maintaining a quality product and a close and competitive eye on commercial controls. The construction team has always been commended by facility management teams as well as the project team at PCH. Horizon Construction’s understanding of the sector is essential to the project’s success, particularly as many schemes are built within live environments."
PCH Associates
PCH Associates

Southend High School for Boys, Essex

Two separate projects at Southend High School for Boys created a new library, teaching, administration and welfare block, and four new classrooms and a catering facility from repurposing outside spaces.

These combined projects represented a value of £3.5m. The project delivery teams included PCH Associates and Rees Pryer Architects.

Grange Academy, Beford, Bedfordshire

A new two-storey and environmentally-considered teaching block at Grange Academy provided a welcomed addition to the facilities for children with special needs aged 5 to 16. The modern and high-tech 10-classroom building replaced 10 inadequate and dilapidated mobile classrooms.

Funding of the £2.4m contract was secured by Ingleton Wood (project managers and architect) from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.

"Laurie Wood Associates has worked with Horizon Construction on a number of occasions across the education and healthcare sectors. We have found their commitment, work ethic and customer care both during the contracts and post-completion to be exemplary. Cost control is important to our clients and Horizon Construction is very often competitive without sacrificing quality or the customer experience."
Laurie Wood Associates

St Helena School, Colchester, Essex

The original site at St Helena School uncovered significant archaeological interest. After extensive investigations had been completed, construction works created a new teaching block focused on traditional and domestic sciences. It also included ancillary welfare and administration facilities.

The £2.3m contract was delivered with the project managers and architects at Ingleton Wood.

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