Major addition for Warwickshire’s educational sector
Willmott Dixon has started construction work on the £61M Oakley School in Leamington Spa as part of Warwickshire County Council (WCC)’s plans to make major additions to the community’s education provisions.
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.
Secured through the Scape construction framework, Oakley School will be an all-through facility that will comprise a 34-place nursery, 420-place primary and 900-place secondary school with SEND provision.
Michelle Cotterill, Director for Willmott Dixon, said: “The Oakley School project is a major investment into the next generation of Warwickshire’s education offering and we are proud to have been selected alongside our delivery partners to bring the development to fruition.
“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.”
Cllr Kam Kaur, Warwickshire’s portfolio holder for education, said: “The investment in the all-through school at Oakley Grove demonstrates a huge commitment by the County Council to education in that area and to meeting the massive increase in need for school places that we will soon be seeing.
“As well as providing a state-of-the-art facility that will be the hub of superb learning opportunities, the project is also delivering a great deal of social value, particularly for some young people who are gaining valuable training, employment opportunities and other work experience. We are grateful to Willmott Dixon for sharing our commitment to that.”