Sport top of the agenda for £3m project at Backwell School

Construction work has commenced on a new multi-million-pound sports facility at Backwell School near Bristol, North Somerset.

The 1,770sq m scheme will deliver a four court sports hall as well as a fitness suite and changing facilities to create better sporting opportunities for the school’s secondary and sixth form students.

Collinson Construction is acting as main contractor for the project, which will also provide much-needed additional teaching space for the school with the inclusion of a new block of science classrooms and a staff office.

Funded through the Lighthouse Schools Partnership and a Priority School Building Programme grant, the facility was approved by North Somerset Council planners in June, with contractors now bringing the scheme to life on the former site of tennis courts.

The new sports facility at Backwell School is expected to be completed May 2021.

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