Morgan Sindall tops out Southwark primary school
Morgan Sindall has celebrated a key milestone in the construction of a multi-million pound primary school in London with a traditional topping out ceremony.
Albion Primary School is being delivered for the London Borough of Southwark and will replace the current facility in Rotherhithe. The new building will be much larger than the existing school and will allow Albion Primary School to increase capacity to a full two-form entry facility.
Representatives from the borough joined the Morgan Sindall project team at a special topping out ceremony to celebrate the laying of the new building’s very final brick.
The school will be completed in time for the new calendar year in 2018 and will include ample space for Key Stage One and Two, as well as the school’s early years provision.
Pupils in Key Stage One and Two will enjoy an increased number of larger classrooms as well as open-plan learning spaces and external covered play areas. Older pupils will also benefit from two external learning terraces and a specially designed gallery space.
The project will deliver a new playground, a floodlit multi use games area, a bicycle track and a dedicated play area for nursery and reception pupils. The outdoor space will also include a special school growing garden.
Cllr Victoria Mills, cabinet member for children and schools, said: “Expanding great schools that are heavily over-subscribed to meet the rising demand for places across the borough is one of the council’s top priorities. By working with local schools like Albion Primary, and Morgan Sindall, we can not only ensure local children can attend a school of their choice but we are also creating amazing new learning environments that will help raise standards of education.
“In addition, with the Albion School project we are not just providing a better school building but also freeing up under used land that the council can build new council homes on for local people so there are wider benefits for the whole community.”
Richard Dobson, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re very pleased to be taking part in this ceremony which celebrates a key milestone in the construction of the new Albion Primary School.
“The building is really beginning to take shape and will provide a wonderful environment for children, with great facilities that go beyond the provision of traditional teaching and learning spaces.”
Morgan Sindall is currently on-site delivering 1,155 new places at six primary schools, including Albion Primary School, across the London Borough of Southwark. The developments are part of the borough’s significant wider investment to deliver more primary places across the community.
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