Sunesis awarded Daventry contract

Daventry District Council have chosen Sunesis to deliver their new Monksmoor Park Primary School.

The new 1.5FE Keynes model, which is to be constructed in an area of the Crest Nicholson Monksmoor housing development, will provide up to 315 pupil places, plus an additional 30 nursery places The finished school will have 12 classrooms and one dedicated nursery classroom with all associated support space and administration areas. It is expected to employ between 35 to 40 full and part-time members of staff.

With a severe school placement shortage in the Northamptonshire area and with over 1,000 new homes being constructed at Monksmoor Farm, there is immediate priority to create additional local primary school facilities in the area.

Prior to making a decision, Daventry District Council project manager Rob Saunders visited three other Sunesis schools. He was very impressed with the inspirational learning environments provided by the Keynes model.

Graham Gibbs, senior design manager for Sunesis said “Daventry District Council have recognised the flexibility of a Sunesis Keynes school and are very enthusiastic with the new Monksmoor Park school project. The new building will provide a wonderful learning space for the community.”

The £4.2m Monksmoor Park Primary school will start on site on the 14th August 2017 and will be completed on the 8th May 2018.

The new school has been procured through the Scape National Construction framework and is the first Sunesis project built for Daventry District Council.