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(UK) Okehampton: New autism school for 100 underway; millions more locally

Jan 6, 2022, Construction Index: Willmott Dixon selected for Okehampton school https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/willmott-dixon-selected-for-okehampton-school

SW England The Promise School in Okehampton will cater for up to 100 primary and secondary pupils who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and are on the autism spectrum. It will be run by the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. The school forms part of a £22m [$30M ]programme by Devon County Council to provide 300 extra places for vulnerable children with special needs across the county. The new building is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023 but the school will open to its first pupils in September 2022 using temporary accommodation…. Willmott Dixon is also currently building a £29m [$39M] SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) campus at Silverwood School in Wiltshire. It is also working on Lincolnshire County Council’s £86m [$116M] SEND school programme.