Morgan Sindall to build new £6.1 million primary school
Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £6.1 million contract to build a new primary school in Southdene, Kirkby.
The firm is replacing the existing Park Brow Primary School in Broad Lane, which lies adjacent to the new site, with a modern learning space covering approximately 3,000m². The building is designed to create light open spaces internally with a central open-plan auditorium seating area. It is flanked on three sides by a walkway allowing access to the upper floors.
Morgan Sindall will construct covered external play decking with rendering and cladding to the external façade. The scheme will further include external sports pitches, playing fields and multi-use games area.
“We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project at Park Brow Primary School,” says Barry Roberts, Morgan Sindall area director. “We are always keen to minimise our carbon footprint as much as we can on all of our construction sites and therefore we will be looking to use local suppliers and subcontractors wherever possible. We hope the local community will enjoy watching their new school take shape over the next year.”
Valmai Roberts, headteacher at Park Brow Primary School, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to be taught in state-of-the-art facilities, meeting the 2020 government aims of sustainable buildings.”
A number of sustainable features will be included such as a biomass boiler, natural ventilation through a mono-draught system, photovoltaic panels and a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) to prevent excess surface water from overloading the storm drains. Morgan Sindall aims to achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
The project is due to be completed in August 2011.