Couch Consulting Announce Telford Academy Appointment

Couch Consulting Engineers are delighted to announce their appointment as civil and structural engineers on the Phoenix Academy Project in Telford.

Work has now commenced on the £17.8m project, which will provide a new school for 900 students in Dawley, specialising in sports and science.

The Phoenix Sports and Learning Community is being built on Paddock Mount as part of the Telford & Wrekin Council Building Schools for the Future Programme. The Paddock Mount site is a former colliery and the land has been engineered before development could begin – this included dealing with landfill issues, capping old mine shafts, and modeling the site.

Phoenix Academy will be a state of the art secondary school and as well as teaching facilities, there are plans for the school to host public facilities including a fitness centre and health and sports facilities which will be funded by a Sport England grant.

The project will also include a competition-level eight-court regional sports hall facility, and outside a synthetic turf rugby pitch, grass football pitches, a grass running track, and an eight-lane competition BMX track.

The project is due for completion in Autumn 2013