Willmott Dixon has won a £15m contract to build a free school that will be the first to allow pupils to board

Holyport College - Willmott Dixon

Holyport College in Berkshire will be an all-ability co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 - 19 years when it opens in September 2014.

When full, 225 of the 500 pupils will be boarders, with independent school Eton College adding its expertise as sole educational sponsor.

Procured through Scape, a national framework enabling the public sector to procure construction quickly and more efficiently, Willmott Dixon will start building work this month to create the College on the site of a former special needs school in Ascot Road in Holyport.

The the project will see the company demolish some of the existing buildings and replace with new teaching and living accommodation.