Addington SEN Sixth Form has been awarded the ‘Education project of the Year’ title at 2021 Offsite Awards. The Offsite Awards, held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, recognises those who are driving change in the construction sector.
“To win an award tonight surround by so many innovative, like-minded individuals all striving to improve the way we design and deliver offsite projects, is a real privilege.”
The awards, now in its seventh year, received over 200 entries from companies who are at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and expertise. Offsite technology is changing the contemporary built environment – driving forward projects that represent outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines.
Working closely with our delivery partners Reds10 and Wokingham Borough Council, we have expanded our portfolio of projects that celebrate MMC and Offsite principles in an innovative way – bringing together efficiency and design excellence.
The £4.4 million expansion to Addington SEN School provides 50 much-needed additional SEN places, bringing the total to over 250 in the area. The scheme utilises eco-friendly materials throughout, and creates a nurturing learning environment, while optimising sustainability. Working with Reds10, around 70% of the project was constructed offsite, and the resulting building achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’, demonstrating the effectiveness of the approach.
Dan Brown, Associate and Head of MMC Delivery, said:
“We have been working hard to grow and expand both our work and skills in the offsite and MMC arena, and were delighted to secure four shortlistings this year, the first time we have entered these awards. To win an award tonight surround by so many innovative, like-minded individuals all striving to improve the way we design and deliver offsite projects, is a real privilege. We’re looking forward to continuing to push the boundaries of offsite design and show that it can be both sustainable and beautiful. Wherever possible, we need to Think: Offsite.”
Paul Ruddick, Chairman of Reds10, comments: “This award is testament to our team who continue to prove that modular buildings aren’t all the same. Addington SEN School is an amazing educational space for Wokingham Borough that was developed in a live environment, on time and on budget. This award recognises these achievements and highlights that offsite construction can deliver on a school’s educational objectives while contributing to reducing carbon emissions and waste, which is part of the borough’s commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030.”
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