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New and improved facilities for Murray Park School Derby

Derby school undergoes revamp led by Ashe Construction

Posted by Stephanie Broad | August 01, 2016 | Bricks & mortar

Students at Murray Park School, Derby have begun enjoying new and improved facilities and are looking forward to further improvements being made to the school this summer.

The £800,000 refurbishment project, managed by Ashe Construction, has been split into two phases and includes external restoration of the roof and replacement of windows as well as internal updates to cooking areas, art rooms, textile classrooms and metal art shop.

Renovation work on the school interior has now finished and works on the school exterior will be picked up again in the summer by Ashe Construction, when the second phase of the project begins.

Site manager for the project, Steve Redgate, said: “Murray Park School is a great project to be a part of and the first phase went very well, with works finishing on time, within a tight schedule.

“From the start of the project, Ashe Construction had a great relationship with the school, teachers and pupils.

“It was important that we worked alongside the school to avoid any disruption. During the first phase, we worked around the clock during the six week summer holiday to ensure the necessary work was completed to the highest standard before the new term began.

 “We also provided health and safety talks for the teachers and pupils and volunteered to show the final years around the building site and classrooms, as this tied in with their curriculum.”

Headteacher, Martyn Owen at Murray Park School, added: “The work was funded through Derby City Council and included work to improve lighting and provide a better quality classroom environment for Murray Park students and staff.

“The work has significantly improved and had a positive impact on the teaching and learning environment for the school’s students and staff. We are impressed with Ashe Construction’s work and organisation and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.”

Ashe Construction is an East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) framework partner. Managed by Scape Group and formed by local authorities, the empa framework aims to improve the delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for public sector bodies, saving them and the taxpayer money.

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