£2.9m classroom block opened

Oakham School has taken possession of a three-storey new-build extension to its Church Street premises

Construction company Stepnell handed over the keys to a new classroom block at Oakham School in Rutland recently. The £2.9 million scheme has created a 2,000 sqm three-storey extension to the Merton building in Church Street – the central hub for the school’s languages and humanities teaching.

Designed by GSSArchitecture, the new classroom block will house the school’s geography, philosophy, religious studies and learning support departments as part of the redevelopment of the Merton building.

“The building will provide contemporary state-of-the-art business facilities and multi-function break-out spaces for individual and group-based learning,” says Oakham School estates bursar Chris Binks. “We look forward to seeing all of our pupils benefit from this new learning space.”

The new building in Station Road was built by Stepnell’s Grantham-based project team. “We’re delighted to have completed work on this outstanding new facility, which will be a great asset to the school,” says Stepnell construction director Bill Haynes. “The development has created modern and high-quality learning spaces which will benefit students and teaching staff for many years to come.”

www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk

Photo: Emily Chapman of GSSArchitecture

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