Martin High School


Students and teachers at Martin High School are enjoying a beautiful new classroom block on their campus Loughborough.

Classroom space for the Humanities department was limited, and the school sought to replace an old pre-fabricated block of classrooms with a modern bespoke building to serve as a hub for the Humanities curriculum.

Through a competitive tender process, Wernick Buildings was awarded the project by the Lionheart Educational Trust, with assistance from Surveyors to Education (S2E). The client said Wernick was chosen because it was “the best value for money.”

A modular building was a more cost-effective solution for the client. The client remarked that a modular option allowed them to get more value for money across all project operations.

As an added benefit, offsite construction minimised disruption on the school grounds, allowing students to continue learning without interference.

  • Project name: Martin High School
  • Sector: Education
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Client: Lionheart Educational Trust
  • Supplied by: Wernick Buildings
  • Accommodation type: Two-storey classroom block
  • Time on site: 3 months
  • Features: Brick-skin cladding, canopy, curtain walling, IT suite, classrooms, offices, accessible elevator


Finished in October 2022, Wernick provided a full turnkey solution, complete with the demolition of the existing building and a full internal and external services package.

To ensure that the building not look out of place, the block was designed to match the existing architecture of the surrounding buildings.
The building modules for the block were manufactured in Wernick’s factory in South Wales and delivered to site via lorry.

Due to the tight footprint of the site, the client worked closely with our crews to make sure there was sufficient space to proceed. The Wernick team proposed using a retaining wall to assist with the tight logistics of the area.

External features include a large frontal canopy, curtain walling, and robust brick-skin cladding. The interior is equipped with a customised IT suite, five spacious classrooms, several staff offices, toilets, an accessible elevator, and storage areas.

Both students and teachers admire that the block “looks like a traditional building.”

“The feedback from the building’s users has been very positive. There is great quality throughout the building. Students are able to learn and thrive in the space.”

Oliver Willis
Project Manager at the Lionheart Educational Trust