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Arnold Hill Academy

Location Nottingham

Client EFA/Arnold Hill Academy

Contractor Wates

Value £14M



Part of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), the new £14 million pound building is a three storey superblock incorporating all major teaching spaces wrapped around a four court sports hall and 380 person capacity theatre.


It was constructed using the Wates ADAPT system – a component based design solution that maximises lean budgets and delivers bespoke schools.  The build was completed within a demanding programme of 17 months.


The CEO of the Trent Academies Group, to which the school belongs, said “The facilities are out of this world. It’s light and airy, a truly inspiring space …….It is going to knit the school together and give it a real heart.”