Manor School on Riley Close in Long Hanborough in Oxford. The main contactor was appointed to the scheme by Oxfordshire County Council through the Educating and Skills Funding framework, an GBP 8 billion delivery vehicle governed by the Department of Education. It has been commissioned following the announcement of 339 new homes planned for Long Hanborough. Currently, the total capacity for the school is 210. The project is set to expand this number to a maximum of 315 pupils aged 4-11.
Designs by the architect, Collado Collins outline a 5,877 square foot single-storey building, which will house five general purpose classrooms for use by both KS1 and KS2 pupils.
Alongside this, Morgan Sindall Construction will also carry out improvement works to the main building, including an extending and remodelling the kitchen. In addition, an existing classroom will be converted into library space and a one-to-one room to be used for separate individual or group study.
The brief also includes the installation of a new MUGA (multi-use games area) as well as a Sports England pitch for outdoor activities.
The extension’s new roofing will be constructed using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) a modern, timber-based construction material which is thermally efficient and good value for money. An airtight SIP building uses less energy to heat and cool, making it a green product which also reduces construction waste.
Construction started recently and is scheduled to complete in time for the next academic year in 2021.