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When will the project be completed?

The project is due for completion in December 2022.

Who is Morgan Sindall Construction?

Morgan Sindall Construction is a UK business with a network of local offices.

Business capabilities cover the entire range of construction activities, from special works and repair and maintenance, to major landmark schemes delivered as standalone projects or as part of larger multiple project frameworks. The company operates across the public and private sectors to deliver the social infrastructure around us – from schools, universities and hospitals to retail, office and leisure environments, whilst also delivering long-term social value in the communities in which we all live, learn, work, care, play and protect.

The company is part of Morgan Sindall Group, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of c£3 billion.

What is being built?

Morgan Sindall Construction will be delivering Southampton’s first-ever four to 16 all-through school, which will offer 900 places to pupils in the area.

The school will be built on the existing site of St Mark’s Church of England Primary School, the existing building will be revamped as the new home for the Primary aged children. Whilst a new building will be constructed for secondary aged pupils along with a stand alone sports hall facility located on the site. The work is already underway, and is due to complete in December 2022.

What is the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)?

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a national initiative set up by the construction industry. Sites and companies that register with the scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The scheme focuses on any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. You can find further CCS details on the ‘CCS page' here.

How is Morgan Sindall Construction ensuring the safety of the site?

Being safe is of paramount importance to all of us at Morgan Sindall Construction. We see it as critical that our people, and those who are affected by our activities, benefit from an incident free environment. We operate a 100% Safe policy on all our projects where we aim to exceed legal safety requirements.

How is Morgan Sindall Construction considering the environment during the construction process?

Throughout the project our teams will be reducing, reusing and recycling across all materials, whilst any waste will be accurately segregated at source. Green travel plans have been created for staff and a cycle to work scheme is also in place. The team has completed an ecology assessment and further bat and bird surveys to ensure we do not disturb any wildlife habitats. We will be using timber Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) which are a renewable resource, and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) to reduce flood risk.

The new building will have solar panels on the roof and the design has been optimised for natural lighting. In addition, there are air source heat pumps to provide heating and cooling thus providing optimum learning conditions.

How do I get in touch with the project team?

Please complete the form at the bottom of the project page.

Who is involved in the St Mark's School project?

Those involved in the project are found on the project homepage.

What covid protection procedures are in place on site?

The site is being operated and managed in accordance with latest version of the Government Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

What steps are being taken to minimise any disruption to existing teaching arrangements during the construction phase?

Morgan Sindall developed a strategy for Southampton City Council during the pre-construction period to enable the school to remain fully operational within a safe zone to allow the construction of the new primary and secondary school in a more efficient manner and minimising disruption to the children.

How is public engagement to be managed, coordinated and communicated?

All communication and engagement with the residents and public is communicated via an electronic newsletter that is distributed bi-monthly direct to this project page, via an email subscription and via the St Mark's School newsletters distributed to all parents.

Are there any aspects of the existing Victorian building which can be retained and protected for heritage purposes?

Various items of the existing stone and masonry were salvaged during the demolition phase and where possible these items may be incorporated within the new school design.

Is there an out of hours telephone number people can call when there is an emergency situation?

Yes, the telephone number is 07977 439288