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Paignton Academy construction reaches pivotal stage

15th April 2019

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Midas Construction has marked an important stage in the building of a fantastic new multi-use school facility for students at Paignton Academy.

The frame of the new facility at the Borough Road Centre campus is now in place, with Midas Construction celebrating this significant milestone with its customer and partners at a special ceremony on site.

The project at Paignton Academy, part of the Bay Education Trust, is seeing the construction of a single-storey, multi-use hall, creating a flexible new space suitable for a wide variety of uses.

It will feature a mezzanine level with retractable seating, and a lecture theatre which can also be used as a performance space. The new development, which replaces a dated 1930s teaching block, will also include a kitchen, dining hall, entrance lobby and reception. Midas will carry out groundworks, landscaping and car parking to complete the project.

Mike Borkowski, Business Development Director at Midas Construction, said: “We’re very pleased to be celebrating reaching this crucial stage of development on site at Paignton Academy, and seeing the building really starting to take shape.

“It’s an innovative approach to creating a space which can be adapted to suit a number of uses and will provide top-quality facilities for the students of the academy now and in the future.”

Jason Trevarthen, Head of Borough Centre and Project lead at Paignton Academy, said: “I am delighted with progress of our Borough Road new build. I would like to thank the entire project team who have worked extremely hard to deliver a high-quality facility. Both students and staff alike are excited to see the building taking shape, with the steel frame now in place. We look forward to providing a modern 21st century building which will complement the other excellent facilities at Paignton Academy.”

Midas is one of the UK's largest independent construction and property services providers delivering projects for customers across a range of sectors including; retail, education, residential and commercial developments, and has offices throughout the South West, South East, Midlands and Wales.

The company’s strategy is to be the contractor of choice in the areas in which it operates, through development of long-term relationships and delivery of its vision to be ‘leaders in customer service and performance’. It is a strategy which is already showing success with more than 75% of the Group’s projects being carried out on a repeat business basis.

TDA helped secure capital funding for the project and works with partners to manage the build.

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