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Skanska to build Bristol primary

1 Jul 14 Bristol City Council has contracted Skanska to design and build a new £5.5m primary school.

The Oasis Academy Marksbury Road primary school will have capacity for 420 children, including a 60-place special educational needs provision.

Skanska’s contract involves the construction of the 2,200m2 school building as well as extensive earthworks on the sloping site to create new playground space, habitat areas and a games area.

The delivery team will work alongside the Homes & Community Agency to redevelop the brownfield site, as part of the South Bristol Gateway regeneration project.

Low-carbon construction methods and renewable technologies are being used in a bid to achieve a BRE Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating.

Skanska operations manager Mike Carter 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.”

On completion, the school will be operated by Oasis Community Learning.

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