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Summerdown SEN School

Welcome to the project page for the Summerdown SEN School project, which is being built by Morgan Sindall Construction.

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

  • Construction of a new build SEN school for 135 pupils with ASD and PMLD needs. The school is formed of steel frame construction and brick facades over single and double storey. Internal features include specialist classrooms, sensory room, soft playroom and Hydrotherapy pool. Externally we are providing a multi-use games area, external play equipment and a wildlife habitat learning space. This project will provide much needed specialist educational facilities for the local community.
  • The project aim is to minimise the impact on the local community during the construction phase. Throughout the project we will be maintaining a low carbon footprint with the trialling of a variety of Eco fuels, electric plant and low environmentally impacting construction methods.

About the project

Summerdown SEN School, is the new special educational needs school, located in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

The project is a new build SEN school for 135 pupils with ASD and PMLD needs. You can find out more about our appointment to the project here.

Working in the Eastbourne 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 Southern Home Counties team is part of the wider Morgan Sindall Construction business unit, which operates out of two regional offices, the Brighton Office being associated with this project.

Nick Beaumont – Project Manager, is the dedicated community contact for the Summerdown project and will maintain communications with neighbours and the surrounding community. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with Nick via the contact form at the bottom of the page with any queries regarding the project.

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.

News and updates

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Football star visits Summerdown

Last week, the project team had the pleasure of meeting football legend Steve Coppell who's charity work is helping to provide two brand new minibuses for Summerdown when it opens later this year.

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Latest drone footage at Summerdown

Over the last few weeks the Summerdown project team welcomed several groups of pupils, teachers and support staff from the Southfield Trust to the project, who will be occupying the school once it is …

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Meet the team

Picture of Nick Beaumont, senior site manager for Morgan Sindall Construction

Nick Beaumont

Project Manager


Pat Moore

Senior Site Manager

Picture of Will Brookshaw, Morgan Sindall Construction

Will Brookshaw

Assistant Site Manager

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Tom Bowcock

Senior Quantity Surveyor


Chris Jolley

Design Manager

Ryan Cox Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Morgan Sindall Construction

Ryan Cox

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Matas Kaniusas - T Level placement student, Morgan Sindall Construction

Matius Kaniusas

T-Level placement student

Harrison Hall, t-level placement, Morgan Sindall Construction

Harrison Hall

T-Level placement student

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If you have any questions for the team regarding the project, please complete this form and they will respond.