Top marks as local companies head back to school for project
Work is approaching completion on a new £4m school extension and refurbishment programme.
The new building, at Park Spring Primary School near Pudsey, Leeds, covers 11,140 sq ft over two floors and consists of a new nursery, reception and four key stage 2 classrooms.
Leeds-based Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers designed the 50-tonne steel frame and its foundations. Clugston Construction is the main contractor and Watson Batty Architects designed the building.
A large part of the existing school has also been refurbished.
The work will enable the school to increase its capacity from 315 to 420 pupils.
Matthew Ramsden, a director at Adept, said: “This has been a superb project to work on that will shape the future of a well-known local school.
“The work followed a stringent timescale and to keep pace there was insufficient lead in time for the steel to be erected in the normal construction sequence. As a result the ground slab was constructed before the steel frame had been fabricated in order for the project to keep to programme.”
Barry Sandiford-Mitchell, from Clugston Construction, added:
“Park Spring Primary School is an important part of the local community in Swinnow so being involved in its transformation is hugely rewarding. Most of the work has been carried out while the school has been operational and it is testament to our impressive track record working throughout the education sector, that the project is due to complete on time and within budget.”