Learning environment

Planned college building promises ‘exceptional’ learning environment

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to build a new College for Special Educational Needs and People with Disabilities (SEND) in Scunthorpe.

Trent View College will be run by Wellspring Academy Trust and will accommodate 60 students aged 16-19.

The single-storey building will be located on land south of West Common Lane and has been designed using Passivhaus principles, meaning it will be built to the highest standards of sustainable construction.

The school will include a hydrotherapy pool, changing rooms and playground which will all be available to the local community outside of school hours.

Jon Muir, Project Manager for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “Trent View College will provide a learning environment for young people in Scunthorpe of unrivaled quality, providing them with the perfect setting to reach their potential.

“Having the college built to Passivhaus standards reflects our and the DfE’s commitment and confidence to go the extra mile in order to create a first-class, inclusive learning facility while protecting the environment.”

Josh Greaves, Deputy Chief Executive of Wellspring Academy Trust, added: “The building’s design principles will provide teaching opportunities and provide excellent material to include in the college’s dynamic and extensive curriculum.

“At Wellspring, we understand the importance of space in creating exceptional learning environments for our students.

“The construction planned for Trent View College is definitely exceptional and we look forward to working with Morgan Sindall Construction to bring these plans to fruition.”

Catherine Ward, Partner at HLM Architects, said: “The design process was very collaborative with the trust to nuance the layout of the facilities.

“This open approach to engagement is particularly critical for this type of school with very specialized needs, which results in design proposals that meet the school’s specific requirements to support learning and socialization. “