A new school in Horncastle, Lincolnshire is to be built by Willmot Dixon.
The school, St Lawrence, will be the fifth special education needs and disabilities school (SEND) to be built by Willmot Dixon for Lincolnshire County Council. Kier designed the school as project architect but Willmot Dixon will handle the construction. The contract for this project was procured through the Pagabo Major Works Framework.
The original school will remain open while the new one is being built next to it and will be demolished before the new school opens, which is planned for September 2023.
Lincolnshire County Council originally wanted to refurbish the existing school but due to the work needed for the refurbishment and extension it was considered more economical and beneficial to construct a new school which will offer better facilities and enable more pupils to attend a local school instead of having to travel out of the area.