Monksmoor handed over

Within the council, there is a recognition of a good job done on this scheme and the level of trust is such now that we will certainly be wanting to talk about future schemes.

This month we handed over our latest Sunesis school, Monksmoor Primary school in Daventry.

Like many local authorities across the county, Daventry District Council needed new schools to meet the growing demand for school places which increased with a new 1,000 house development beginning in the area.

Project manager for the council, Rob Saunders, was responsible for delivering a new school and visited three other Sunesis projects. He was very impressed with the inspirational learning environments provided by the Keynes model and chose a 1.5FE Keynes school to be constructed in an area of the Crest Nicholson Monksmoor housing development.

The new school provides 237 pupil places and an additional 30 nursery places. The council had tight timescales to meet and the project was handed over on May 8th, just 38 weeks after construction had started.

Rob Saunders said “Within the council, there is a recognition of a good job done on this scheme and the level of trust is such now that we will certainly be wanting to talk about future schemes.”

In addition to this the team working on Monksmoor Primary School are the first Willmott Dixon team to achieve a 10% return on social investment. This means that during the project over £400,000 has been put back into the local community through activities such as providing work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and working with local colleges.

Read more about our Keynes schools here