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