Flintham Primary School in Nottinghamshire has opened the doors to three new classrooms for its pupils, following works completed by Ashe Construction.
The half a million pound investment saw the development of three new classrooms and toilet facilities in a single storey modular building, for students and staff; to meet the needs of the growing school and meet demand for school placements in the area. Ashe Construction – member of the empa framework – managed the project, including groundworks, tarmacking, structural build, roofing, electrics, heating, fire protection and internal finishing.
Formally a split site school Flintham Primary, located a few miles outside of Newark, now enrols 103 children from reception age through to year six.
Headteacher at Flintham Primary Andy Callaghan-Wetton said: “Demand for school places has been rising steadily and as a result we outgrew the original school building forcing us to provide temporary accommodation for three classes. We’re so glad to finally say goodbye to our portacabins and open the doors to our new classrooms, which are light, airy and comfortable.
“We’ve been very impressed with the works conducted by Ashe, they caused minimal disruption and the finish of the project is excellent – pupils, parents and teachers have all been pleased with the development.”
Site Manager for Ashe Construction Mick Duggan said: “The pupils and teachers at Flintham Primary School will now benefit from safe, modern classrooms that boast air conditioning and toilet facilities. Removing the portacabin classrooms will also create greater ground space for the children to play and use for sporting activities.
“The school also has a number of eco-friendly targets to meet, so we’ve ensured criteria is met using appropriate lighting, electrics and installing insulation. We’re so happy to hand over the keys to Flintham Primary and hope they enjoy their new facilities for years to come. The school has been a pleasure to work for.”
The development project was procured through the empa framework which was created in 2008 to help local authorities save time and money during construction projects.