Osborne completes Key Education Centre

Osborne has finished construction on the purpose-built Key Education Centre in Gosport, Hampshire.

Formerly known as Quayside, the facility is designed to cater for 48 children aged 11-16, considered either too emotionally vulnerable to attend mainstream education, or who have been excluded from school.

Early contractor engagement on the £3.5 million project for Hampshire County Council enabled specialist design of many elements, including roofing, lighting, flooring and improved vehicle access to the expanded car park.

The Key Education Centre is a single storey building arranged around a central courtyard. Facing brickwork and curtain walling clad the external skin under a zinc flat roof.

This project had to overcome several challenges throughout its journey, however, talks with local MPs and the community, as well as an ongoing dialogue with all concerned parties, allowed the project to proceed.

Dave Dawkins, Osborne Contract Manager said: This has been a great success. Through extensive and continuous communication, and working in collaboration with all interested parties, Osborne has been able to deliver a facility designed to help continue the education of these vulnerable children.