13 February 2020
Mi-space Completes New Facilities for Wiltshire Academy
Students at a Wiltshire academy are enjoying exciting new facilities after Mi-space completed a multi-million pound construction project.
The extension to The Wellington Academy, Tidworth, includes nine new classrooms, an IT suite and a coffee shop for younger pupils to enjoy. The £5.2million scheme has allowed the school to provide 300 additional pupil places.
Working closely with staff and pupils to keep disruption to a minimum, the school remained open throughout the build by Mi-space, part of the Midas Group, one of the UK’s largest independent construction and property services providers.
Steve Hart, Director for Mi-space, said: “We are really pleased to welcome students into their new learning spaces. This extension not only allows Wellington Academy to offer top-class facilities but also allows more pupils the opportunity to learn at the school.”
He added that the school development was covered by the Wiltshire Biodiversity Action Plan, with Mi-space working alongside a consultant ecologist to create an Ecological Management Plan.
Through this plan, the site has maintained an existing area of unmanaged grassland for the benefit of wildlife, with the team forming a new meadow and grassland area. A total of 41 new trees, eight bird boxes and reptile habitats were created during the extension works.
Sara Middleton, Director of Finance and Operations at the school, said: “We are delighted to have the addition of The Cowley Block on our school site. Thanks to everyone involved in the project, the building was able to open in time for the start of the academic year which ensured a smooth start to the term. Staff and pupils are very impressed with the new addition, incorporating itself well with the existing buildings.
“We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful teaching and social space added to our campus.”