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(UK) Sunderland: Council okays new $18M special school; 'We are delighted'

June 4, 2021, PBC Today: Kier to deliver new £12.5m [$18M U.S.] Sunningdale SEN school https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/sunningdale-sen-school/94387/ NE England

Kier has been appointed by Sunderland City Council to create a new £12.5m special educational needs (SEN) school for disabled children The 4000m2 new-build special educational needs school is set to replace a current facility that is at the end of its life…. Kier is currently delivering a number of education schemes across the North East and late last year, it handed over three new schools to the Department for Education where across the UK we hand over more than one school project a week. Kier has worked on numerous SEN projects across the country and has recently handed over Forest Bridge School in Maidenhead, which has 96 pupils aged between 4-16 with a primary diagnosis of autism…. The very best for all young people Dan Doherty, regional director at Kier Regional Building North & Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this project which will strengthen our relationship with Sunderland City Council. We will use our range of experience in delivering first-class education projects to build a high-class facility for Sunderland.”… “Commissioned by the City Council’s Neighbourhood’s Directorate and designed in-house under the direction of the Capital Projects Team, we look forward to working with Kier on these new facilities for children with severe learning and physical difficulties.”