A primary school in Syresham has invested in a new nursery building as part of a plan to increase capacity and offer a more flexible service to parents.
The building has been approved by all parties involved and earlier this month the final plans were signed off by headteacher of Syresham Primary School, Kate Clough.
Construction is expected to take 12 weeks in total, including demolition of an existing classroom building at the end of the project where the school currently runs the nursery.
The school was looking to invest in a new nursery after hearing of an educational classroom, which had successfully been built at a primary school nearby in Croughton.
The school proposed plans of the new nursery to Broadwater Management, the company behind the new building at Croughton All Saints C of E Primary School and they were keen to take on the proposal. The management firm worked closely with the school and its governors to offer a full turnkey solution after being provided with a budget entirely funded by the school and the Department of Education.
The nursery will cost a three-figure sum and is a collaborative effort between Broadwater Management, Scotts of Thrapston and Next Generation Renewable Energy.
The contemporary, carbon efficient-timber framed building, designed, manufactured and installed by Scotts of Thrapston will consist of a play space which is capable of dividing into two, a designated wet play area, a secure lobby area, kitchen and toilets.
Zoe Dolan, sales manager for Scotts of Thrapston, said: “We believe that good architecture is vital for building an ideal learning environment.
“The new nursery at Syresham will be well-ventilated, energy efficient and will even be equipped with the ability to split the interior into two rooms to enable smaller children to be separated from older ones.”
Barry Owen, owner of Broadwater Management, said: “Schools are increasingly needing to build new, modern classrooms to facilitate their growing number of pupils. Syresham Primary School is slightly different to previous projects in that the school wants to build a new nursery as opposed to an educational classroom for their older pupils.
“We were excited to take on this challenge alongside Scotts of Thrapston and NGRE, and the plans of the building look stunning. It has been carefully designed to fit the exact specification required by the school and will be completed in just 12 weeks.
“The nursery at Syresham is the second of four projects that we are undertaking in Northamptonshire as a collaboration, the first being at Croughton All Saints CE Primary School.”
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.
Kate Clough, headteacher of Syresham Primary School said: “We are extremely excited to have all of the plans in place for the new nursery.
“The most beneficial aspect of the nursery for us and the parents will be unrestricted access even when the main school building is closed. This will enable us to be flexible with opening hours which we will be extending to 8am – 6pm.”