News Ashe Construction Begins £21m Classroom Extension Project Rugby School

Ashe Construction has started work on a £2.1 million extension project at Hillmorton primary school in Rugby.

The midlands contractor is expanding the school on Watts Lane to include an additional seven classrooms, which will double the school’s capacity in time for the start of the 2017 academic year.

Connected to the existing building the new extension will enable the primary school to become a two-form entry school and give the building a much needed refresh.

Sheridan Mcknight, partnerships director at Ashe construction said: “This significant project will be split into two phases; phase one will see the addition of two new classrooms and phase two will include the development of a two storey unit with five new classrooms. The refurbishment will create a bright and engaging working environment for the primary pupils and benefit thousands of students for years to come.”

Working in partnership with independent construction consultancy Pick Everard, the year-long school project is being funded through the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa).

Managed by Scape Group, the empa works in collaboration with a collection of local authorities and partners to deliver public sector projects on time and to budget.

Ian Towlson, regional frameworks manager for empa said: “This is one of a number of school projects we are delivering in Warwickshire as we help the council meet the growing demand for school spaces. It’s a substantial project and we look forward to pupils enjoying their new school surroundings next year.”

Alastair Hamilton, partner at Pick Everard, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ashe Construction and empa to achieve a state of the art school extension for Hillmorton Primary School.

“During the last 10 years we have really grown our work in the education sector and now have a strong track record in both schools and further education; in particular our work for independent schools has significantly increased. We look forward to helping Hillmorton to create great teaching facilities for its pupils and employees.”

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