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Prestley Wood Academy (PWA)

Welcome to the project page for the Prestley Wood Academy (PWA) project, an SEND School being built by Morgan Sindall Construction on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council on the Alconbury Weald development.

Here you can read about the project and its positive effect on the community, and track progress as it happens.

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Key facts

  • 150 pupil school with post-16 accommodation provision, catering for pupils from ages 3 to 19 with a wide range of needs.
  • Future phase of expansion to provide specialist autism and post-19 facilities
  • Part of the Alconbury Weald Education Campus development which will include a Secondary School
  • Sponsored and operated by the Horizons Education Trust, building on the success of their Spring Common Academy in Huntingdon
  • Due for completion Summer 2024.

About the project

Prestley Wood Academy (PWA) will be a new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) school located at the heart of the Alconbury Weald development in Huntingdon. In this first phase, the school will cater for 150 pupils aged between 3 to 19 with dedicated post-16 facilities provided. Part of a future phase of works for which outline planning permission has been granted will include the expansion of this school to provide post-19 and specialist autism facilities.

The school will form part of the Alconbury Weald Education Campus development which in time will see the addition of a new secondary school that will also be delivered and expanded upon over a number of phases.

The design of PWA has been determined through extensive engagement with Cambridgeshire County Council and Horizons Education Trust, to provide a facility which responds both to the Council’s net zero agenda and the Trust’s ambition to go beyond expectations and make a difference in the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Working in the local community

Making a positive difference in the communities we work is a vital part of our responsible business plan. Our Community Investment Group supports our project teams in the delivery of local community engagement projects. The Eastern Counties team is part of the wider Morgan Sindall Construction East business unit, which operates out of number regional offices, the Cambridge office being associated with this project.

Gareth Harris, Project Manager, is the dedicated community contact for this project and will maintain communications with the surrounding community. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with Gareth via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

As a business we are proud members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which has a Code of Considerate Practice designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

This page will provide a snapshot of activities we have been undertaking in the local community.

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Meet the team

G. Harris

Gareth Harris

Project Manager

D. Moffat

Darren Moffat

Senior Site Manager

T. Barber

Tom Barber

Site Manager

Nigel Arnold 3

Nigel Arnold

Senior Contracts Manager

C. Wood

Christopher Wood

Managing Quantity Surveyor

W. Cooke

William Cooke

Senior Quantity Surveyor

L. White

Liam White

Quantity Surveyor

R. Braizer

Ryan Brazier

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Michael Cowan 1

Michael Cowan

Senior Design Manager

D. Moran

Daryl Moran

Design Manager

J. Lord

Jack Lord

Senior Planner

Dan Mercer

Dan Mercer

Senior Building Services Manager

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Have your say

To enquire about this project, please complete the form and a member of the project team will get back to you.