Fairfield Lower School project reaches key milestone
Representatives from Central Bedfordshire Council and teachers from Fairfield Lower School gathered at a special event to mark a major milestone in the construction of the new £6.1 million school building.
Morgan Sindall’s team is building the new two form-entry school in Fairfield, Central Bedfordshire for developers Lochailort Fairfield Ltd and Central Bedfordshire Council.
The group was invited onto site by Morgan Sindall, the construction and infrastructure company, to watch modular units, which weigh between five and seven tonnes, being carefully craned into place by a 350 tonne crane. These units will form the base around which the new school is built.
Neil Franklin, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: “It was great to have the opportunity to invite our customers to site and give them a first-hand look at how work is progressing on this important project. Seeing the modular units getting craned into place is an exciting point in the schedule of the build and it was a very enjoyable morning experiencing the moment with our guests.”
The single-storey lower school will accommodate 300 pupils and will feature ten classrooms, offices, a kitchen and a library. It will also feature a nursery provision, which will accommodate an additional 30 children aged between three and four.
The school is part of a wider residential and mixed-use development to accommodate the growing local community. The project team is also constructing a 180 sq.m main hall which will be used by the local community outside of school hours and external works including an amphitheatre style seating area, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), play area for nursery children and a Football Association-spec sports pitch that will be shared between the school and local community.
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