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New classroom block for Leicester school

J Tomlinson's modular build is expected to be ready for Marriott Primary's new academic year

Posted by Julian Owen | June 19, 2019 | Bricks & mortar

Work has begun on a new classroom block at Marriott Primary School in Leicester.

J Tomlinson was awarded a design and build contract by Leicester City Council to develop the new two-storey, four-classroom modular building block to the north of the site.

Work will also include internal alterations and remodelling within the main block of the school to create a small hall/multipurpose space.

The new modular building is to be manufactured off-site, saving building time and reducing the number of site deliveries. It will be a low-carbon construction, with an entirely solar-panelled roof.

Staff and children are looking forward to the extra space that is being created, as this is something that is very much needed

J Tomlinson’s MD, Pete Woods, said: “This project is on a site surrounded by residential properties and will remain a ‘live’ school site while work is undertaken.

“We have carefully planned deliveries, collections and other vehicular movements around school hours to minimise disruption and maximise safety.

“Using modular buildings, prefabricated elsewhere, means that we will need fewer site deliveries.”

In addition to the new block, work will include internal remodelling of two classrooms within the main school building. Work is underway, with the 22-week project expected to be completed in time for the new academic year.

Karon Wilford, business manager at the school, said: “Everybody at Marriott Primary School is really excited by this project. Staff and children are looking forward to the extra space that is being created, as this is something that is very much needed.”

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