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Morgan Sindall begins work at £3.2 million Raglan Primary School

Morgan Sindall has won a £3.2 million contract to build Raglan Primary School in South Wales.

The project, for Monmouthshire County Council, is already underway and will see the project team construct a new school that will improve the facilities on offer to the local community. The building will include state-of-the-art classrooms and a school hall, with space for 210 pupils, ready for a new intake of students from September 2015.

The new school is set to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating of Excellent and will include a range of sustainable features. The school will use photovoltaic panels which convert sunlight into electricity and will help reduce the school’s carbon emissions. The school will also use natural ventilation, the process of supplying and removing air to a building without the need for mechanical systems. The new building will also use rainwater harvesting, a system which stores rain water until it is needed for other uses, where it is re-distributed.

County Councillor, Liz Hacket Pain, cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “We’re looking forward to Raglan’s young people receiving the benefit of the facilities offered at their brand new school. The construction of the new building and its surroundings reflects our track record in delivering the UK’s most modern primary schools.”

Tom Davies, operations manager for Morgan Sindall, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the construction of Raglan Primary School. The school will provide much improved resources for the local community and existing students and staff.

“The new school will be more cost effective and resource efficient and we look forward to creating a modern, sustainable learning environment for children in Raglan.”

Morgan Sindall’s Poole office is also currently working on a number of projects including a £2.2 million contract to renovate and extend a sports hall at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester.