The multi million pound expansion works are on the way, as Midlands based contractor G F Tomlinson is determined to complete Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Coventry. The works in the project include constructing a new dining hall and refurbishing the existing buildings for optimised teaching spaces.
The construction expansion will allow an additional 200 places at the school, in line with the Government’s drive to provide extra student spaces in Coventry. The contractor is associated with Coventry City Council to finish the works.
Pagabo’s National Framework for Medium Work has allowed picking up Tomlinson as the contractor while this is the first scheme it was awarded from this framework in its allocated region.
This covers projects with a value of £1 million to £5 million in the West Midlands. The scheme involves the recently completed refurbishment of the DaVinci Building, and is due for completion in summer 2021.
The project includes science rooms fitted with a technology room, new laboratory furniture, storage rooms and the relocation of the IT technician’s office to an adjacent space. The main scope of work is the construction of a new 400-student capacity dining hall.
Furthermore, the expansion covers fully fitted catering kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as a mezzanine upper floor to be used by the school’s sixth form students, accessed via an internal floating staircase or accessible lift.