A BRAND new £6 million school and nursery is set to be built in Redditch.

The new school will be part of the Brockhill East Development, on the northern edge of the town.

Holyoakes Field First School and Nursery will transfer from its existing site to the new, purpose-built school, which will accommodate a 26-place nursery, a reception class and a class for each of years one to four.

The site is next to a residential area currently under development.

Contractor J Tomlinson will be building the new Holyoakes Field First School and Nursery.

“The existing Holyoakes Field First School and Nursery suffers multiple issues and a very limited site area which is unsuitable for expansion. This new building will create a purpose-built, environmentally friendly school for young people, along with outside areas including a hard play area and a netball court.

“We look forward to working closely with Worcestershire County Council and the wider project team as we work to deliver a highly modern and sustainable school for pupils and staff.”

The new school will be single storey and have a green and zinc roof with a timber-framed construction.

It is hoped the build will be done by Spring 2021.

The contract was awarded to J Tomlinson by Place Partnership, which coordinates and delivers property services on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.