Morgan Sindall wins £11 million Norfolk school contract
The new Chapel Road School on Abbey Road will replace the current facility in Attleborough, allowing the school to double its capacity, accommodating 110 primary age pupils.
The two-storey school is being completed for Norfolk County Council and will include 14 classrooms and several specially designed learning rooms, including a sensory room and a hydro therapy pool room. The school will be re-named Chapel Green School when it moves in time for the start of the academic year in 2017, and begin increasing pupil numbers at the start of the calendar year in 2018.
Morgan Sindall will also deliver external works including the creation of a main access road and several outdoor play areas. The project team will also create a terraced garden for outdoor learning.
Karin Heap, headteacher at Chapel Road School, said: “We’re so pleased that construction of the building is finally starting. Our pupils and staff will soon be able to learn and work in a school that is purposefully designed meaning that compromises on learning, due to restrictions in the accommodation, will be issues of the past. We are very grateful, as we have been waiting for this for a very long time.”
Roger Smith, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s children’s services committee, said: “These facilities will be fantastic. Many pupils will also have less distance to travel to school, which will make a big difference. Chapel Green School will be a vibrant and modern place for youngsters to be educated in Norfolk.”
Gavin Napper, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re delighted to be starting work at Chapel Road School. The new facility will provide a modern education campus where children with learning difficulties can learn in a safe and comfortable environment.
“The design of the building harnesses the exciting nature of learning and pupils can benefit from the very best facilities at the new school from the start of the school year in 2017.”
Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering high quality education schemes and is currently on-site delivering a £15.4 million special educational needs school in Essex.
The project, funded by Essex County Council, involves the team delivering Glenwood School, a specially designed education facility for young people aged 3-19 years with severe learning difficulties.
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