Construction has commenced on the Hoe Valley School and community leisure facilities in Woking.
Over the next two years, the 22-acre site will be transformed to provide a new secondary school building, leisure centre and sports facilities.
Gyoury Self is providing structural and civil engineering designs for the new development, including the Section 278 Highway alterations and Section 104 adoptable foul drainage.
Designed by architects Hunters South, the school building will house state-of-the-art teaching facilities over three floors.
Teaching facilities will include seven fully equipped science labs, specialist facilities for music, drama, art and technology and planning hubs for staff. The building will have fully integrated ICT throughout to enable pupils to develop their computer skills.
The community leisure facilities will accommodate a five badminton court sports hall, fitness gym, studio rooms, a club/meeting area and viewing gallery for use by centre users. Externally there will be an eight lane athletics track, two grass sports pitches, three all-weather five-a-side artificial grass pitches and two multi-use games areas.
The Egley Road site will become the permanent home for Hoe Valley School, which has been occupying a temporary site at Woking Park since opening in 2015. The school and community leisure facilities are planned to open at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
Image credits: Hunters South