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  • £8.35M

    Project value

  • 2020


  • 140

    apprenticeship weeks

Creating an exemplar eco-school for Hampshire


  • Aiming to achieve BREEAM Excellent
  • Will be one of the most sustainable schools in Hampshire
  • Creating over 400 new school places

Our team of education specialists are working on a project with Hampshire County Council to create a new eco school. The works are for a single storey, 420 pupil two-form entry primary school and a separate teacher development facility. The scheme also includes car parking and landscaping.


The features of the school will include a main hall, holistic music and drama studio, ‘discovery point’ library, staff room and workspace, administration offices, and parent waiting rooms. The decision to have the school was in response to 2,000 new homes being built on the Barton Farm site so creating a need for further school places.

By aligning with the schools high standards for environmental sustainability and quality, we were able to create an environment where children will learn and flourish which is aspirational, inclusive and joyful.

Working closely with the academy sponsor, The University of Winchester Academy Trust, the project will benefit from extensive regional school partnerships, evidence-based learning and teaching, and powerful links with local businesses and community organisations.

The school has been designed as an eco-school and will achieve BREEAM Excellent. To help meet this requirement the project incorporates a number of features that enable the building to be efficient, in terms of energy reduction and thermal performance

Richard Poulter, managing director of our central south office said:

“We are delighted to construct one of the most sustainable schools in Hampshire, creating a fantastic learning environment for generations to come.”

As with all Willmott Dixon projects, we aim to leave a lasting positive legacy in our local communities, on this project we are providing 140 apprenticeship weeks working on the project.