Architects appointed to build eight new schools in Milton Keynes

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The architects who will help to build up to eight new schools over the next three years in Milton Keynes have been appointed by city bosses.

ADP architectural practice will work with contractor Willmott Dixon to deliver three new primary schools which will open by September 2016. These will be followed by a new secondary school in 2017 plus at least one further primary school.

The locations of the schools, and the details of any more sites, have not yet been confirmed.

Peter Owen, managing director at Willmott Dixon, said: “Demand for school places across the UK is beginning to outstrip supply and Milton Keynes is no different as pressure is increasing on existing schools.

“We are delighted to have been appointed through the Scape framework, which is relatively new to Milton Keynes, to support the delivery of the new school programme.”

Mark Dolling, capital projects director at Milton Keynes Council, said: “We are delighted to have added ADP to what was already a strong team. It is an exciting and demanding programme and we are confident that ADP has the flair, resources and experience to create high quality, cost effective new schools.”