Awarded by North Somerset Council and Cabot Learning Federation, the new school building at Parkland Village will provide 900 new pupil places when complete.
Following enabling works, Kier is now starting main construction of the three-storey 8,000m2 building, which has been designed to achieve Net Zero Carbon in operation, a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and have a 10% biodiversity net gain.
Procured through the Southern Construction Framework, this expansion supports North Somerset Council’s commitment to make North Somerset carbon neutral by 2030.
Jason Taylor, regional director for Kier Construction Western & Wales, said that the new school facilities would include on-site energy generation and a recycling centre to help reduce carbon emissions, as well as extra bike storage to provide pupils with a sustainable option of cycling to school.
To support the school syllabus, which specialises in environmental science and climate change, Kier will have an on-site Sustainability Lab which will provide on-site vocational training during construction from the Kier team and consultants.