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New multi-million pound facilities for schools in Lancashire

Conlon completes £6.8m refurbishment for Lancaster Road Primary School and Southlands High School

Posted by Lucinda Reid | November 30, 2016 | Facilities management

Conlon Construction has completed two school refurbishment projects in Lancashire, valued at almost £7m.

Commissioned by Lancashire County Council, the projects saw the Preston-based contractor refurbish Southlands High School in Chorley and build new facilities for Lancaster Road Primary School in Morecambe.

Both were to provide larger facilities to cope with growing pupil numbers.

The £3.6m project at Southlands High School delivered a new sports hall, changing rooms, classroom, offices and reception and increased intake by 30 pupils per year – taking capacity from 190 to 220.

Lancaster Road Primary School is now a three-form entry establishment following a £3.2m programme of works. The new single-storey building now comprises six classrooms, a multi-use hall, group/interview rooms, a new entrance and a staff room. The project also included extension of the car park and kitchen facilities. 

Guy Parker, managing director at Conlon Construction, said: “There is a distinct lack of school places across the UK and demand is set to increase in the coming years in-line with the growing population. As a main contractor with a raft of experience in the education sector amassed over the last 55 years, we are well versed in delivering school, college and university projects and utilised these skills to provide modern facilities for children in Chorley and Lancaster that will encourage pupils to be the best they can be.”

Conlon Construction was formed in 1961 by five brothers and the company is still managed today by members of the same family. The company operates throughout the North and undertakes construction work, design and build, new build and refurbishment projects for clients within the public and private sector.

For more information, visit Conlon Construction’s website.

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