Schools build programme provides lifeline for contractors

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Hill of Oareford CBE (second from left), is shown around the new building by representatives from Willmott Dixon, Scape, Oakfield Primary School and Wawickshire County Council.

Midlands’ contractor Willmott Dixon, which has offices in Birmingham and Nottingham, has reported a surge of interest in Britain’s first standardised school, currently under construction in Rugby.

Thirteen local authorities have paid a visit to Oakfield Primary School, including five from the West Midlands. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Hill of Oareford CBE, also visited the site in July.

Interest has been prompted by the acute shortage of primary school places across the  region. Continue reading

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First standardised school to be built in Rugby

A primary school in Warwickshire will be the first school in the UK to be built using a new faster and cheaper method of procuring and building new schools.

Warwickshire County Council has become the first local authority to purchase one of Willmott Dixon and Scape’s standardised school designs, which they launched last year under the brand Sunesis.

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