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Morgan Sindall reaches key milestone at £5.6 million primary school in Christchurch

Morgan Sindall is making good progress on a new £5.6 million primary school in Christchurch, Dorset.

Twynham Primary School is being delivered for Dorset County Council. When it opens for the new school intake in September 2018, it will accommodate 150 pupils from Reception through to Year Four. The school is currently using a temporary site at Twynham School.

The two-form entry primary school will feature a traditional masonry brick work exterior and include 14 classrooms, a large hall, studio and administrative areas as well as a learning resource zone. Morgan Sindall will also deliver a multi-use games area, a sports pitch and a wildlife area.

Work is well underway on the scheme and the Morgan Sindall project team were joined by representatives of Dorset County Council and children and staff from the school to celebrate the tightening of the last bolt on the building’s steel frame.

The single-storey school, which will be completed in spring 2018, will be part of the Twynham Learning Multi Academy Trust.

Cllr Margaret Phipps, Dorset County Councillor for Christchurch Commons, said: “It’s great to see the new Twynham Primary School building take shape, thanks to Morgan Sindall’s work alongside our design team. The school is needed to meet the rising demand for primary school places in Christchurch and I am sure children and staff will be looking forward to moving from their temporary site to the new building next year.”

Dr Terry Fish, Executive Headteacher at Twynham Learning, said “I'm delighted that the construction of the new primary school is now well underway. While we will all be sad to see the young children move from Twynham School it will be wonderful for the children and staff to move into their brand new, purpose built school, for which they have waited so long.”

Jon Daines, Area Director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re so pleased to be celebrating this key milestone at Twynham Primary School. A lot of preparation and hard work has gone into getting the building to this point and once complete, the new school will provide a fantastic centre for the growing number of primary school children in Christchurch. We’ve been working closely with the council to deliver this scheme and look forward to handing over the new school in spring 2018.”

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