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Morgan Sindall wins £1.4 million Bere Regis Primary School scheme

A photograph of staff from Dorset County Council and Morgan Sindall at the Bere Regis Primary School site

Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build the new £4.1 million Bere Regis Primary School in Southbrook, Bere Regis.

The project for Dorset County Council will replace the current Bere Regis Primary School on Rye Hill Road which has been in use for more than 80 years. The school currently operates as a 140-place primary school for pupils aged between four and 11, but is not large enough to continue delivering a modern curriculum.

Work is already underway on the 44-week project which will provide a contemporary and spacious learning environment for the children and teachers at Bere Regis Primary School. The single-storey school will be located at the end of Egdon Close and will include six classrooms, a school hall, support spaces and toilet facilities.

The building will include high level windows to ensure the maximum amount of natural day light and ventilation.

Morgan Sindall will also deliver hard and soft external landscaping including; the construction of an access lane which will link with South Brook Road, a grass playing field to the west of the school building, and a hard court to the south. The team will also create versatile areas for group play and outdoor teaching.

Cllr Peter Wharf, county councillor for Egdon Heath ward including Bere Regis, said: "We are very excited about our new school. This is a very important project for our community that has required commitment and collaboration from a range of partners dedicated to making it a success for future generations."

Jon Daines, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this project which will provide pupils and teachers with a brand new spacious learning environment, complete with features like natural lighting and good ventilation.

“The new facility has been specifically designed to remain in keeping with the school’s stunning surroundings and the materials used will blend seamlessly into the natural rural environment.

“Our team has a great depth of experience in delivering high-quality education schemes across the country and we are looking forward to using this knowledge to maximum effect on this project.”

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