Oakley School construction site opens its doors to visitors - The Leamington Observer

Oakley School construction site opens its doors to visitors

VISITORS to a new school in Leamington will be able to see the final stages of construction in action.

Oakley School’s construction site will be welcoming schools, colleges and other education institutes as part of Open Doors week in March.

The £6.1million school, opening officially next year, will be an all-through facility comprising a nursery, primary school and secondary school.

And with the construction programme well underway, visitors can expect to see fit-out and finishing works including plastering, partitioning, decorating, final fix MEP, joinery and fixed furniture.

Externally there will be landscape preparation and hard landscaping coming together.

Michelle Cotterill, director of developers Willmott Dixon, said: “Set to house three stages of education, Oakley School is soon going to be a central element in the lives of many in Leamington. We’re very pleased that the live construction site is included in our Open Doors rota this year and we will be able to offer a glimpse into our world, – which will educate visitors and hopefully inspire some too.

“Oakley School adopts a fabric-first approach to reduce energy consumption and limit carbon emissions in operation, so it sets an excellent example of modern construction capability and sustainability. We hope the local community will be very proud of this addition to their building stock and engage with the construction process before officially opening its doors.”

Oakley School is one of several Willmott Dixon sites set to be involved in the Open Doors initiative led by Build UK from March 18 until March 23. The annual event aims to showcase the world of construction and the many opportunities within it for people to enjoy a rewarding career. It allows thousands of people to go behind the barriers and learn how the building project in their community is being constructed, as well as meet those responsible for it.

The Oakley School construction site is now open for bookings on the Open Doors website, with spaces limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information visit www.opendoors.construction/sites/oakley-school/

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