VINCI Construction UK has been awarded a £22.5 million contract to build a sports and teaching facility at the highly regarded Eastbourne College. Construction commences in November 2015 and is planned to complete in autumn 2017, when the College celebrates being at the heart of the town for 150 years delivering outstanding education.
The four-storey sports block will include a 25 metre pool, sports hall, dining facilities and link to the new three-storey, 32-classroom block. A new sports pavilion will command a view over the landmark cricket and rugby field, with the development landscaping complementing the listed flint boundary walls and quality facades.
Key to securing the contract were the alternative methods of construction proposed. Use of Silka large format blocks to the classroom block has provided cost and programme benefits, which will enable the building to be handed over in November 2016, a key requirement of the College.