Phoenix have been awarded both the brickwork and SFS packages on Castle Mead Academy in Leicester. This scheme is a 1,200-place 8FE new academy created on a brown-field site that was the former Kirby and West Dairy, the picturesque site is along the River Soar and of heritage interest, with Friars Mill on the other side of the river. This three-storey building is a combination of brickwork and standing seam cladding to both the main teaching building and the new sports facility. Our client has benefitted from Phoenix’s in house cross trade co-ordination between masonry and SFS, resulting in a well-managed and complete through wall package. This is another project that has felt the full wrath of COVID-19 pandemic, yet through careful planning, additional social distancing measures, revised working practices and teamwork, it is another project that will be delivered despites all the challenges along the way.