Civil engineering firm O'Brien Contractors has been appointed to a project to build a new school in Birmingham for the Perry Beeches group.

The Leamington Spa-based company won the brief from lead developer Morgan Sindall to carry out groundworks on the site of the new school in Small Heath which will be Perry Beeches' fifth free school.

The £10 million primary and secondary school is being built on the site of the former Virgin Media offices and will feature a three-storey extension, sports hall, football pitch and car parking.

O'Brien is delivering earthworks and a host of ground works including foundations, drainage and associated works.

O'Brien previously worked on nine schools as part of the Priority School Building Programme in Coventry.

Its other previous projects include the Nestlé factory and Number One City Locks residential building, both with John Sisk & Son, Longbridge town centre phase two with Morgan Sindall and Aston Student Village for Aston University.