Pave Aways, a Shropshire Building Contractor has been awarded a contract to build a new girl’s house at Shrewsbury School.
Shrewsbury School was founded in 1552 but in line with tradition has only admitted girls in the sixth form since 2008, and has been fully co-educational since 2015 and this new house will be the fifth house for female pupils.
Designed by Adrian James Architects, who also designed the school’s Hodson Hall, this project is to provide single and communal bedrooms for students, together with staff accommodation, shared facilities, kitchen and TV room.
Work is to commence in April and completion is planned for the summer term 2023.
The Chatri Design Cenre, and the extension and refurbishment of the Barnes Theatre are among previous work carried out by Pave Aways.
The exciting new project will be built with a ‘fabric first’ airtight skin, a mechanical ventilation system, air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels to generate electricity.
Steve Owen, managing director said: “Together with our pedigree in the education sector and our experience in building low or zero carbon facilities for schools has been a key to our securing this contract. We have delivered a series of these schemes including the first ever Passivhaus School in Mid-Wales and this shows our strong foundation for the skills needed together with a supply chain that can support us”.