Triton Construction has been awarded two contracts together valued at more than £6m for refurbishment and new-build teaching facilities at a South Yorkshire school.

Astrea Academy Woodfield is one of 27 schools in the Astrea Academy Trust family of schools and has nearly 1,000 pupils aged 11-18.

The academy estate, located on Weston Road in Doncaster, comprises a cluster of interconnecting buildings constructed in different phases over a period of expansion. Some of the buildings are now in need of updating and the academy secured funding support for the project in September 2018.

The first contract awarded to Triton includes the demolition of an existing classroom block to make way for a new 11,500 sq ft single-storey building with specialist IT and technology rooms.

The second contract includes a new assembly hall with remodelled school entrance and new dance and drama studios. The 16,000 sq ft block will also incorporate a dedicated kitchen space with servery, a medical room and prayer room for students and new administration areas for teaching staff.

Working alongside AHR Architects, Triton is contracted to design and build both projects including full M&E and fit out provisions as well as new perimeter fencing.

Ian Chapman, construction director at Triton Construction, said: “This project adds to our strong pedigree in upgrading facilities in the education sector where the requirement for unobtrusive works is necessary so as not to disrupt the curriculum.

“This project involves complicated demolition within a tight environment and so full stakeholder collaboration is essential throughout.

“We are pleased to extend our services to provide full fit out as a one stop solution which is becoming more common in this sector.

“We are delighted to be working again with AHR and Rex Proctor and Partners with whom we also delivered a new £3.5m building for Outwood Grange Academy Trust (OGAT) at Kirkhamgate Primary School in Wakefield.”

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