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New classroom blocks for Pershore school

Rugby-based construction company Stepnell has announced that it will be delivering a £3 million project at a Worcestershire high school

Posted by Dave Higgitt | December 19, 2014 | Bricks & mortar

Stepnell has been appointed for a £3 million building project which will create two new classroom blocks at Pershore High School in Worcestershire. The school is an academy for 12- to 18-year-olds.

The modern buildings are designed by Warwick-based architects Robothams and will replace outdated facilities, some of which date from the 1970s, as well as giving the school space to expand. The redevelopment is being project managed by Worcester-based Sheppard Building and Project Consultancy.

Stepnell’s Kidderminster team has started work on the new-build construction programme which will see a two-storey classroom block replaced with a new arts block. The old single-storey arts block will also be replaced with a new 10-classroom building. The redevelopment will enable the school to remove three mobile classrooms. The new buildings are expected to be complete in March 2016.

Stepnell contracts manager John Shuttleworth says: “Our team has significant expertise in creating new educational facilities and we are delighted to be working with Pershore High School to help deliver these two new classroom blocks which will provide students and staff with an excellent environment for learning and teaching.

“The Stepnell team will draw on its experience of working in ‘live’ settings to ensure that the redevelopment goes ahead with the absolute minimum of disruption to the daily life of the school.”

The contract was awarded to Stepnell through a competitive tendering process.

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