Leamington Spa school refreshed

Ashe Construction has begun work on enhancing facilities at Campion School in Leamington Spa in a £6.4m award. The exciting scheme involves building a new maths and science block, which will include 17 additional classrooms. The plans also include expanding the school’s kitchen and canteen facilities and provision for hard play areas and additional on-site parking.

The project, granted planning permission by Warwickshire County Council, is needed to provide additional school places in line with the council’s plans for more housing across the district. The development will enable the school, a mixed academy for 11-18-year-olds, to cater for 210 additional places per year and an eventual capacity of 1,400.

This is the first project secured by Ashe through public sector procurement specialist Pagabo and its Medium Works Framework. It has also led to Ashe working on expansion plans for the Edward Peake C of E Middle School in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Construction consultancy Pick Everard has also been appointed for the Campion School project, which features various environmental initiatives. The new teaching block will have PV panels, generating a 10% return in renewable energy. Cost and carbon savings will also be achieved by diverting construction spoil from landfill by using it to create new wildlife habitats.

Ashe is proud to be part of this project. Due to be completed in autumn 2020, it will not only provide extra places for pupils, but also enhance the school’s environment.