Appointed by Sewell Group, one of three companies that make up the Hull Esteem Consortium, BriggsAmasco, Halcyon Building Systems and Sangwin Educational Furniture Ltd have been awarded more than £2.5 million worth of contracts. These three contracts demonstrate the Consortium’s commitment to use Hull-based companies, where possible, for construction of the new Academy.

“We’re obviously ecstatic that our expertise and experience have been recognised by the work we have won,” said Keith Melling, Branch Manager at BriggsAmasco. “There is so much knowledge and skill in this city that can add value to Sewell Group’s supply chain and we are proud to be an example of that.”

The new 1,250 place Academy, sponsored by the University Of Hull, is being built on the site of Princess Elizabeth Playing Fields, Malet Lambert School and Endike Primary School. It will be the last to be named under Hull City Council’s £400 million BSF programme.

One of 19 new or refurbished schools being delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium, it is due to open in September 2012. When complete, it will provide a state-of-the-art learning and teaching environment whilst also acting as a hub for community activities.