Milton Keynes Council

It’s another big win on Pagabo’s Major Works framework as Milton Keynes Council award new £29m school build.

The award was made following a further competition process, with Morgan Sindall selected as the contractor of choice to build the new 1,530 place school in Wavedon.

Maria Demmon, Project Leader at Milton Keynes Council, said: “Milton Keynes Council have used the Pagabo Major and Medium Works frameworks to procure contractors for 3 recent schemes. As Project Leaders, we have found the team to be helpful, informative and quick to respond with the frameworks themselves being easy to access. The Council will certainly consider using the newly established Construction and Professional Services Frameworks in the future.”

By using the Pagabo framework, Milton Keynes Council were able to access a simple, flexible and compliant procurement route with the right number of bids and the ability to appoint the best suited contractor to carry out their project.

The site space at Glebe Farm, where the project will be carried out, is 95,000 square meters – over twice the size of the roof of Wembley Stadium! It has been planned to fit in alongside the space where hundreds of new houses have recently been built.

David Roswell, Area Director at Morgan Sindall, added: “We are really pleased to have won another project through the Pagabo Major Works Framework. This exciting project with Milton Keynes Council, the latest in a long line of works we’ve picked up by working with Pagabo, builds on Morgan Sindall’s strong relationship with Milton Keynes and we look forward to delivering another outstanding project. Our position across Pagabo’s suite of frameworks gives clients a quick, and simple and compliant way to procure construction projects, of all sizes, while benefiting from their full flexibility and support on offer.”

The school itself will be open to children aged five to sixteen and will also include a new nursery with 39 full time places. An artificial grass pitch and other sports facilities will also be a part of the build which will be open to the local community.

This exciting new build will create the facilities to aid learning for more children in Milton Keynes, meaning a better chance of reaching higher education and bettering their futures.

It is predicted that the social value enabled from this project will be £76.9m. This is broken down into £30.3m LM3 (benefit to local economies), £34.8m GVA (workforce productivity), £3.1m Fiscal, £4.5m Economic and £4.2m Social. With these figures in mind, the project for the new school will have a benefit to the wider economy of Milton Keynes, benefitting not just the pupils and teachers, but all members of the local community.

By 2026, the expected population of Milton Keynes will have risen by 40,000. Milton Keynes Council is committed to ensuring there is a ‘good’ school place ready for every child, and this project highlights that commitment.  

The design phase of the school is due to start in the near future and we are delighted to see yet another great and impactful project in motion!