Work will be completed in three phases on Cambridge project

Morgan Sindall has chalked up a £37.5m deal to build an education and leisure complex in Cambridgeshire.

The firm, which is due to announce its 2015 preliminary results next Tuesday after slumping to a £27m pre-tax loss for the first six months, will build an early years school, primary school, 600-pupil secondary school and a 110 place special needs school at Littleport, just north of Ely.

Work for the county council will be completed in three phases with the secondary and special needs schools due to be completed in time for the start of the 2017 academic year with the primary school due to open three years later.

Called Littleport Academy, the secondary school has the potential to be expanded to 750 pupils.

Morgan Sindall area director Bob Ensch said: “Cambridgeshire has experienced significant economic growth in recent years resulting in high demand for educational facilities.”

The first phase of work involves building a leisure complex, which includes sports hall and fitness suite, which will be available to use by the whole of the Littleport community.