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Norton Community Primary School - 18th October 2017 9:49

This is a new build project to enlarge Norton Community Primary School to accommodate the increasing number of pupils. The new satellite building on Langton Road is for year 5 and 6 pupils and staff, and is located a quarter of a mile away from the main school site on Wood Street.

The new structure was built onto an existing building, formerly Brooklyn House, owned by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and previously used as a venue for the delivery of youth and community services;

Priory Primary School and Children’s Centre - 18th October 2017 9:35

The project at Priory Primary School, commissioned by Hull City Council, involved a wide range of works to enlarge the school to facilitate a greater intake of pupils, with a refurbished building for juniors, and infants occupying the existing school building (which previously accommodated both juniors and infants). Works were also done to improve and modernise part of the adjoining children’s centre.

Improvements were made to the interior and exterior of the buildings, a play area and car park were created to the front of the school,

Riseholme Showground Campus – Phase II - 18th October 2017 8:57

Completed in September 2016, this project involved the construction of two brand new, state-of-the-art educational buildings. The first consists of a new sports facility complete with a Sports England Certified Sports Hall designed for a wide range of activities including; football, basketball, volleyball and gym. The second building is a three-storey food and nutrition facility with microbiology labs, commercial kitchen and open teaching space. Externally, we erected a large, floodlit 3G sports pitch for football and rugby.

The project was shortlisted in two categories of the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2017: Development Project of the Year (over £5m) and Sustainable Project of Year.

Wyke College - 9th September 2014 15:24

Hobson & Porter was proud to be at the forefront of the redevelopment of Wyke College, which saw the creation of a whole new sixth form campus in Bricknell Avenue, Hull.

A total investment of £20 million saw the development of three new buildings. The Ash building, which opened first in 2008, houses science, art, humanities, information and communication technology, health and social care and modern foreign languages. In April 2010 the new Oak building was opened, completing the college’s £20 million redevelopment project.

Archbishop Holgate Learning Centre - 9th September 2014 15:17

In 2009, Hobson and Porter was appointed by Archbishop Holgate School in York to complete a £5m state-of-the-art Learning Centre, which features cutting-edge facilities and equipment for a wide range of subjects, including science, business, engineering and information technology.

The Centre also boasts impressive creative and media studios, along with its dedicated study and conference areas.

The Learning Centre was part of Archbishop Holgate’s expansion plans to incorporate a Sixth Form College into the 468 year old school,

Agrii Crop Technology Centre, Bishop Burton College - 9th September 2014 15:15

Hobson & Porter has built a new £3.5m two-storey technology and skills centre at Bishop Burton College near Beverley, where some £45m has been invested in the past eight years.

The Agrii Crop Technology Centre contains the latest technology in precision farming, including global positioning systems, CAN bus electronics and refrigeration engineering.

The building accommodates both theoretical and practical work within a workshop environment.

The space will also allow large-scale machinery used in the agricultural industry to be brought into lessons.

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