Morgan Sindall Construction’s London business has been appointed by the City of London Academies Trust (COLAT) and the Department for Education to deliver major upgrades to Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre, as it looks to breathe new life into the Grade-II listed facility.

The project at the free sixth form college, situated on Barking Road, has been procured through the Department for Education’s (DfE) construction framework.

Work will take place across two buildings, with the former East Ham Police Station set to be refurbished and a new structure built at the rear of the building, providing a new, high quality teaching space for students. The two buildings will be connected via a glass façade dining hall.

Across both the new structure and refurbished building, Newham Collegiate will benefit from an additional 11 classrooms and four seminar rooms, creating an additional 60 places for the school. Two new cycle stores will be built to encourage healthy and sustainable travel for prospective students.


Morgan Sindall will also install a green roof with over 100 sq. m of photovoltaic (PV) panels across all roofs on site.

As part of Morgan Sindall’s commitment to delivering social value to the communities in which it operates, the project team are already underway in engaging with the local Newham community. To date, the tier one contractor has hosted four different events at local schools and provided students with the opportunity for work experience and mock interviews. Throughout the project, the Morgan Sindall team will continue to generate social value in Newham, educating the next generation on careers in the construction industry that they may not have previously considered.

Morgan Sindall is working alongside engineers Ingleton Wood and architects Rivington Street Studios.

Alongside the work at Newham Collegiate, Morgan Sindall is delivering a new residential development in Newham that will bring hundreds of much-needed affordable homes to the area. Manor Road Quarter, from The English Cities Fund (ECF), is currently under construction and when complete will deliver 804 homes, of which 50% are affordable, to the London Borough of Newham.

Richard Dobson, Area Director at Morgan Sindall Construction in London, said: “It is a pleasure to be working alongside the City of London Academies Trust and the Department for Education to be supporting the world-leading Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre, as it looks to secure its long-term future.

“Our team is experienced working on historic buildings within the capital, with the former East Ham Police Station being a key example. The finished design will embrace the site’s heritage and enhance it with a contemporary design, modern materials and our expertise in creating high end educational spaces that provide students with the best possible learning experience.”