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Iveshead School and St Botolph's School

Providing new school facilities through an extension, refurbishment and demolition

In Shepshed, Loughborough, our Midlands team have completed works on three schools all based on the same live campus. Each phase of the project has been safely and seamlessly delivered, ensuring minimal disruption to nearby pupils and staff.

The project was prompted by the increased housing in the area, which in turn meant that the requirement for education provision had increased.

Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework, the development was funded by Leicestershire County Council and designed by CPMG Architects.

Iveshead Secondary School

Iveshead School has been extended and refurbished to accommodate the merging of two schools. Iveshead School and Shepshed High School have become one institution, creating an ‘all-through’ school for students aged 11-19.

To accommodate this, the project included a multi-phase modular extension and refurbishment with spaces including a six-classroom extension, foyer entrance, outdoor canopy, hard play areas, staff and student cycle spaces, new and enhanced pathways and external landscaping works.

Iveshead Secondary School (7).jpgThe new foyer will welcome visitors to Iveshead School

Iveshead Secondary School (6).jpgExternals of the school and some of the new outdoor areas

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School

The old Shepshed High School site has been refurbished to become the new St Botolph's Church of England Primary School.

To create fun, inclusive learning spaces for younger children, our team have revamped the classrooms (including a dedicated wraparound room, nurture room, sensory room, science room, music room and food room), libraries, corridors and beyond!

We have also demolished the old Primary School building.

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School (2).jpgNew spaces in the school include a sensory room for SEND students

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School (3).jpgThe school includes fun, creative spaces to learn including a space-themed library for Key Stage 2 pupils and an under the sea library for EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils

Nick Heath, Director at Willmott Dixon said:

“This is a significant scheme for Leicestershire County Council as it will accommodate the expanding community, improving educational facilities for local students. We’ve worked closely with the Council over the past 20 years on its school building programme and we are pleased to have worked with the team again on this transformational scheme for the local community.
“Leaving a legacy in the communities we work in is incredibly important to Willmott Dixon, so helping to facilitate high-quality learning for current and future generations across the region is something we’re very proud of.”

Deborah Taylor, Lead Member for Children and Families at Leicestershire County Council said:

“Ensuring we are providing more school places for children of all ages and abilities, particularly those with special educational needs or disabilities, is a key priority for us and this scheme will help us meet growing demand in Shepshed.”

Tom Ridley-Thompson, Project Lead at CPMG Architects said:

“It has been rewarding to work closely with Willmott Dixon and Leicestershire County Council to transform these school facilities in Loughborough. The project combined a sensitive refurbishment of existing buildings, the extension of teaching facilities, and many improvements to the wider site. As well as responding to increasing requirements for pupil places, we are confident this will allow the schools to deliver an excellent standard of education to the local community for many years to come.”


  • Supporting new housing growth across the region
  • Works completed to three schools on a single live campus
  • Works included demolition, extension and refurbishment




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