Net Zero

22 APR 2024


Kier has completed the construction of a new net zero carbon in operation high school building in Merseyside.

Deyes High School in Maghull was selected as one of the first 50 schools in the UK to receive investment from the Department for Education’s School Rebuilding Programme. 

Kier has now handed over the completed 10,000m² school to Lydiate Learning Trust and Deyes High School. 

The building spans three floors and has a host of facilities, including high-tech classrooms, specialist science laboratories, a learning resource centre, an art studio and a multi-use games area. 

The new building is net zero carbon in operation, with photovoltaic panels for solar power, hybrid natural vent units and three air source heat pumps. 

The school grounds will include large playing fields and sports pitches, a wildlife garden, a nature trail, and a habitat area to support learning and promote wellbeing for its 1,400 students.

Construction of the new school started in August 2022 and has been completed on time and within budget. 

The next phase of the project involves the demolition of the old school buildings, scheduled to begin later this month. 

Sarah Morton, regional director at Kier Construction North and Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to have successfully delivered this fantastic net zero carbon school for the Department for Education and the local Deyes High School community. 

“Net zero is high on everyone’s agenda, and we are proud to have incorporated sustainable design features into this new facility.”

Victoria Beaney, head of school, Deyes High School, added: “Our state-of-the-art new school looks amazing and will allow us to combine our tradition of academic excellence and teaching innovation to engage, empower and enable our students. 

“The new building is a fantastic flagship school for our community.”

Having handed over the project, Kier is now keen to support the trust as it occupies and operates the new building to ensure its in use energy performance matches the design criteria. 

All work, including the construction of new sports facilities, is expected to be completed by spring 2025.    



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