Top marks as lo­cal com­pa­nies head back to school for pro­ject

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

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.”

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