£30 million school

Bennett Architectural has completed work on the John Taylor Free School in Burton on Trent.

The new £30 million project is the first secondary school to be built in Staffordshire in 20 years.

Bennetts was commissioned to supply and install Kawneer AA720 architectural windows, doors and curtain walling as well as brise soleil, working with Seddon and Glancy Nicholls Architects.

Lionel Grant, managing director at Bennett Architectural, said: “It’s astonishing that this is the first secondary school built in the county in two decades but given our company’s extensive experience of working on new builds and refurbishments of schools our team made light work of the project. Adding the brise soleil to the project gives the building a unique look.”

The John Taylor Free School is set to open in September 2018.