The progress on a new residential development in Benfleet, Essex, has been celebrated with a topping out ceremony. The accommodation is being built for special education needs (SEN) learners at Glenwood School by Morgan Sindall Construction.
Glenwood School’s state-of-the-art education facility provides support for children and young adults with severe and multiple learning difficulties. The ceremony celebrated the 20-bedroom development that will enable the school to provide a 24-hour curriculum for some of the pupils, with comfortable accommodation available adjacent to the school building.
Morgan Sindall Construction previously delivered Glenwood School’s new £15.5 million premises in 2017, which increased the school’s capacity from 150 to 210 places.
The building features 26 spacious classrooms, a hydrotherapy pool and specialist facilities to help meet the young people’s sensory needs, including swing therapy rooms and a trampoline room to help promote body awareness, postural control and organisation of the senses.
“Glenwood School is a truly inspirational place where young people with SEN can feel safe and secure and really make the most of their education journey. Morgan Sindall Construction is incredibly proud to have overseen this wonderful transformation of Glenwood School and we’ve worked closely with Essex County Council and the school to deliver their vision for this facility,” said Chris Travers, operations director at Morgan Sindall Construction.
“The new residential accommodation will provide a welcoming and homely space for pupils to learn and we hope will have a really positive impact on the lives of pupils and families. We’re looking forward to progressing with work on site to deliver this exciting new addition to Glenwood School,” Chris added.