Pupils attending Croughton All Saints C of E Primary School will now have more space this summer term as they benefit from a new purpose-built education building.
Constructed for a six-figure sum, the building is a collaborative effort between Broadwater Management, Scotts of Thrapston and Next Generation Renewable Energy.
Taking a total of ten weeks to complete, a full turnkey solution was provided and managed by Broadwater Management who worked closely with the school and its governors to assist with the financial budgeting for the project.
The contemporary, carbon efficient timber-framed building, manufactured and installed by Scotts of Thrapston, consists of two new classrooms, toilets and store room, and will be occupied by Key Stage two children.
Over 70 tons of earth was removed at the start of the project and over 2,300 linear metres of cladding was used in the construction of the new building.
Barry Owen, owner of Broadwater Management, said: “Schools are increasingly needing to build new, modern classrooms to facilitate their growing number of pupils. This was just the case for Croughton All Saints C of E Primary School whose numbers had increased from 74 to 109 over the last three years.
“Both the teaching staff and children are delighted with the finished building. It gives them a bright new space that offers the very best learning environment.
“Unfortunately many schools do not have the finances to build new classroom facilities. However, our approach to construction is to provide a high quality finished building at a low cost. We pride ourselves on our down to earth approach, which is why our buildings are becoming popular for schools looking for a sustainable and cost-effective solution to create up to date learning spaces.
Scotts of Thrapston has been manufacturing and distributing high quality timber products for 97 years. The leading joinery manufacturer provided the timber envelope for the building.
Zoe Dolan, sales manager for Scotts of Thrapston, said: “We believe that the ideal learning environment stems from good architecture. Gaining optimum use out of the space whilst also creating an energy efficient and well ventilated building is key.
“Children need to be inspired by their environment to enhance their learning. A naturally lit, safe and spacious setting will provide this and lead to better pupil and staff performance.”
The main contractors for the project were Next Generation Renewable Energy Ltd. They were responsible for the demolition of the old classroom, footings and the entire fit out including electrics, LED lighting, plumbing, flooring, solar power and air conditioning / heating for the building.
Greg Bishop, the director for the firm, said: “This project has been an overwhelming success by all involved and has received positive feedback from the Head and Governors. We’re pleased to have played our part in providing comprehensive energy solutions that will save money and reduce carbon emissions.”