Department for Education (DfE) has shortlisted Midlands contractor GF Tomlinson for designing and building new Oscott Manor school premises in Birmingham. The SEND school for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities is at Oscott Manor, in Old Oscott Hill.
Currently it has outgrown its old building and the site is too small to develop. So, it is moving to a new site in nearby Reservoir Road, Erdington. Initially the existing buildings at the Reservoir Road site will be demolished by GF Tomlinson.
The site of destruction comprises the former Bridge SEND School, the Children’s Bungalow, and Fairfield Children’s Home. A 29,923 sq ft two-storey building will be a part of construction for the new school.
The new construction is due for completion at the end of 2021. 120 young people aged 11-19 will be accommodated in a community school, with autism as their primary diagnosis. This project is the 13th scheme delivered by GF Tomlinson under the DfE framework since 2014.
Design team at GF Tomlinson includes Bond Bryan Architects, Anderson Green for mechanical and electrical services. BSP Consulting is set to be a part of the design team for structural and civil engineering services.