Morgan Sindall Construction has won a £3 million contract to extend and renovate Hanborough Manor School in Oxford.

The main contractor was appointed to the scheme by Oxfordshire County Council through the Education and Skills Funding framework. Architect Collado Collins has drawn up plans for the 5,877 sq ft single-storey building which will house five classrooms.

The work will add 105 places to the existing 210 capacity at the school in response to 339 new homes which are in the Long Hanborough pipeline.

The renovation work will include improvements to the main building and extending and remodelling the kitchen and one existing classroom will be converted into a library and a one-to-one room study room.

The brief also includes the installation of a new multi-use games area as well as a Sports England pitch.

James York, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “Our work to extend Hanborough Manor will help the school to meet demand for pupil places driven by Oxford’s burgeoning population. The additional space will be bright, modern and sustainable due to the carbon-conscious design and use of timber.

“We’re incredibly pleased to be working with the council on another key education project and look forward to delivering it safely and efficiently over the next 12 months.”

Construction started recently and is scheduled to complete in time for the next academic year in 2021.

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