Bristol City Council has awarded project development and construction group, Skanska, a contract to design, build and fit out a brand new sustainable school which will accommodate 420 primary school children in the Bristol area.
The £5.5 million Oasis Academy, Marksbury Road primary school will open its doors at the beginning of the school year in 2015. The 2,200m2 school building will include a 60-place special educational needs provision, and extensive earthworks on the sloping site will create new playground space, habitat areas and a multi-use games area.
Working alongside the Homes and Community Agency, the Skanska delivery team will redevelop a brownfield site as part of the South Bristol Gateway regeneration project.
Low-carbon construction methods and renewable technologies will help the building to achieve the BRE Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating.
Mike Carter, operations manager for Skanska, said:
“The new school is part of an exciting programme of development for Bristol and the south west region. It’s a great addition to the area’s educational facilities and a further example of our construction expertise.”
The school will be operated by Oasis Community Learning once completed.