Regional construction firm Deeley Construction has been selected to create Warwick School’s new state of the art hall.
The £7.5 million building will replace the Guy Nelson Hall, which has served as the central meeting space for the entire 1,200-pupil school on Myton Road since the 1960s.
The current hall is no longer fit for purpose and Deeley Construction, working with Birmingham-based Associated Architects, is hoping to have the project finished by July 2016 in time for the start of the new school term in September of that year.
Gus Lock, headmaster of the school which was founded in 914AD, said the old hall had huge significance for pupils.
He said: “It is the first and last building that pupils visit during their time at Warwick School - it hosts many of the activities which are essential to school life and it has great significance for our pupils.
“The old hall could no longer meet the requirements of a growing student body as well as the increased technological and IT infrastructure needs, and needs replacing with a building which is fit for purpose and reflects our aspirations as a school.
“We are very pleased that Deeley Construction, being a local firm, have won the work and we are looking forward to working with its team to create a landmark building.”
The new hall will have a flexible 1,000-seat capacity, will feature performing arts studios, exhibition space and improved acoustics.
£1.1 million will be raised by the school through dedicated activities
Martin Gallagher, managing director at Deeley Construction, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the contract to help improve the facilities at Warwick School.
“These are really exciting plans which should have a big impact on the life of students and staff while providing minimal disruption during construction.”