Construction of a Primary School at Northern Arc development in Burgess Hill

Monday, May 24, 2021

EHDC-RegenCo appointed by Homes England to support the design and construction of the first school at Northern Arc, Burgess Hill

A council-owned consultancy has been appointed to support to support Homes England with the use of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Modern Methods of Construction (MMC 1) Framework Panel for the construction of a Primary School serving their Northern Arc development in Burgess Hill, Sussex.

EHDC-RegenCo, which forms part of East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), has been appointed by Homes England to manage the construction process along with providing associated design services.

The site and scheme, which EHDC-RegenCo is already commissioned to deliver key infrastructure phases, is intended to deliver 3,500 homes, as well as associated community, commercial, and other non-residential uses. The first parcel known as Freeks farm, containing 460 homes has commenced on the site, with the other phases due to come forward over the coming years.

Established following EHDC’s successful work in accelerating the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon, EHDC-RegenCo offers a strong and unique public/private partnership combining public sector knowledge and understanding with private sector pace and ingenuity.

Simon Jenkins, Head of EHDC-RegenCo, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Homes England on the Burgess Hill project and the primary school will be a key part of the infrastructure that will support new residents.”

Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: “For EHDC-RegenCo to be supporting a key development like this is a great source of pride for the council.”

The EHDC-RegenCo team which comprises in-house council resource supplemented by specialist associates from sixfootstudio (architecture), Stace (project and cost management), fabrik (landscape architecture), CampbellReith (civils and structures), and FLOH (energy and utilities) have been retained to prepare a feasibility design for the new primary school and manage the project through the MMC1 framework to construction with an appointed contractor.