A multi-phase modular school extension and refurbishment project to accommodate new housing growth across the region
- Multi-phase modular extension and full refurbishment project
- The equivalent of £490,000 to be invested back into the local community
- Supporting new housing growth across the region
Our team in the Midlands are on site at the multi-phase modular extension and refurbishment project for Iveshead School in Shepshed, Loughborough - accommodating new housing growth across the region.
Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework, the development is being funded by Leicestershire County Council and designed by CPMG Architects.
Works will see the existing Iveshead Secondary School brought into a single building while relocating St Botolph's Church of England Primary School to the former Shepshed High School building.
Due to complete in 2022, Iveshead Secondary School will benefit from a full refurbishment, six-classroom extension and the creation of a school foyer entrance, outdoor canopy, hard play areas, staff and student cycle spaces, new and enhanced pathways and external landscaping works. The former Shepshed High School building will then be refurbished to make facilities suitable for younger pupils and the existing St Botolph's Church of England Primary School will be demolished.
With our extensive experience working on live school campuses and the team will ensure that each phase of the project is delivered safely and seamlessly to the agreed timescales, ensuring minimal disruption to nearby pupils and staff.
We will also be delivering the equivalent of £490,000 social return on investment back into the local community through careers enrichment programmes, site visits, employability workshops and work experience for local students. In line with our newly launched Now or Never Sustainability Strategy, we will also be creating opportunities for Leicestershire-based SMEs or voluntary, community and social enterprises through local spend, expert business advice, equipment and resource donation. Further to this, we have committed to 40% local labour and spend within 20 miles of the site.
Nick Heath, Director at Willmott Dixon said:
“This is a significant scheme for Leicestershire County Council as it will accommodate the expanding community, improving educational facilities for local students. We’ve worked closely with the Council over the past 20 years on its school building programme and we are pleased to be working with the team again on this transformational scheme for the local community.
“Leaving a legacy in the communities we work in is incredibly important to Willmott Dixon, so helping to facilitate high-quality learning for current and future generations across the region is something we’re very proud of.”
Deborah Taylor, Lead Member for Children and Families at Leicestershire County Council said:
“We are delighted work has begun on this key development in Shepshed and are looking forward to seeing it progress.
“Ensuring we are providing more school places for children of all ages and abilities, particularly those with special educational needs or disabilities, is a key priority for us and this scheme will help us meet growing demand in Shepshed.”
Tom Ridley-Thompson, Project Lead at CPMG Architects said:
“It has been rewarding to work closely with Willmott Dixon and Leicestershire County Council to transform these school facilities in Loughborough. The project combines a sensitive refurbishment of existing buildings, the extension of teaching facilities, and many improvements to the wider site. As well as responding to increasing requirements for pupil places, we are confident this will allow the schools to deliver an excellent standard of education to the local community for many years to come.”