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Morgan Sindall wins £1.6 million East Sussex school project

Morgan Sindall has been appointed to carry out a £1.6 million expansion of Rye Community Primary School in East Sussex.

The project for East Sussex County Council is already underway and comprises the construction of a two-storey extension housing a bespoke nursery, two classrooms, a staff room and group work space.

The expansion is due to complete by Christmas and will accommodate an increase in students at the school. The expansion will provide a purpose built nursery for children from two years of age and will allow them access to an Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The space has physical links to the reception classrooms to aid the transition into their primary education at the school.

The project team will fit a roof light in one of the first floor classrooms to make good use of natural light and deliver some external landscaping including the addition of a soft tarmac area for nursery pupils.

Cllr Nick Bennett, East Sussex County Council lead member for education and inclusion, said: “Rye is a growing town and the new extension will help us to meet the demand for school places now and in the future. The development will provide a valuable addition to Rye Primary and the wider community and everyone associated with the school is excited to see the new extension take shape.”

The refurbishment will see members of the Morgan Sindall project team return to the school, having been involved in the school’s initial construction nearly nine years ago.

Mark Peake, site manager at Morgan Sindall, worked on-site at Rye Community Primary School when the school was first constructed in 2007.

Julien Jones, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this significant scheme, which will provide the pupils and staff at Rye Community Primary School with a spacious extension and rejuvenated teaching space. It’s great to have some members of the project team, which built the original school, back on site to deliver this expansion and I know it means a lot to them. Morgan Sindall is well versed in education projects of this nature and is committed to involving the school as much as we possibly can. Pupils at Rye Community Primary School have already received several updates as the project gets underway and have shown great enthusiasm as they watch their school begin to grow.”

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