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Major expansion underway in Malvern

Construction starts on classroom block as Leigh Sinton school expands

Posted by Stephanie Broad | August 26, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Construction specialist Stepnell began work this summer on a £935,000 contract to build a new classroom block at Leigh and Bransford Primary School, Leigh Sinton, near Malvern in Worcestershire. 

Worcestershire County Council is funding the project, the building has been designed by Jacobs UK and it has been project managed by Place Partnership Ltd. 

Housing three classrooms and a library, the single-storey, timber-frame building forms part of a major expansion programme at the school which is set to double in size over the next few years. Stepnell’s Kidderminster team will also carry out improvements to access and parking at the school. 

The energy-efficient new teaching block is due to be completed in February 2017. It will feature an eco-friendly living sedum ‘green roof’ designed to provide sustainable drainage and a habitat for wildlife. The construction project will also include the installation of further photovoltaic rooftop panels on an existing building at the school. 

Stepnell director Richard Wakeford says: “We’re excited to be working on this project which will both enable Leigh and Bransford Primary School to increase in size and create modern, enhanced facilities for pupils and staff. Our team has extensive experience of creating new buildings in ‘live’ settings and we are working closely with the school to ensure that the construction programme causes the least possible disruption to the day-to-day life of pupils and staff.”

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