Willmott Dixon wins £61m Warwickshire school job

Aaron Morby 1 month ago
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Warwickshire County Council has given Willmott Dixon the green light to start construction work on a £61m project to deliver an all-through school complex in Leamington Spa.

New school has been designed by architect Corstorphine & Wright
New school has been designed by architect Corstorphine & Wright

Secured through the Scape construction framework, The Oakley Grove School will be made up of a 34-place nursery, 420-place primary and 900-place secondary school with SEND provision. 

Michelle Cotterill, director for Willmott Dixon, said that the design adopts a fabric-first approach to reduce energy consumption and limit carbon emissions in operation.

The building will also feature air source heat pumps and PV panels as part of a renewable energy strategy. 

The Oakley School is part of a wider development across the local area comprising over 4,000 new homes and a country park.

The school development will also provide a stand-alone sports hall, several natural turf pitches and an all-weather pitch which are both for educational and community use. All playing surfaces will be delivered to Sport England design standards.

Construction of the new school facilities will be completed in summer 2024, with Oakley School pupils taking occupation at the start of term in September 2024.

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