Leading joinery specialist, Scotts of Thrapston, has started work on over £1 million worth of timber framed buildings.

The buildings, which have been specifically designed for learning, living and leisure environments, are being constructed by Scotts of Thrapston in the towns of Lavenham, Havering and Croughton.

The construction of a new multi-use Young Persons Centre in Lavenham, Suffolk was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony in March.

When finished the carbon efficient timber-framed building will have capacity for 48 pupils and will include a bright and spacious purpose-built play space, staff room, office space and a separate ‘quiet room’ to support children with special education needs. A large outdoor play area is also being created using natural resources to enhance the children’s learning and development.

Work on a new community centre at Highfield Tower in Collier Row, Havering started earlier this year.

The building, which is due for completion this summer, will include a large hall for events, a kitchen, toilets and an office. The new centre will be carbon neutral featuring solar panels to generate electricity, a ground source heat pump with a bore hole up to 200 metres into the earth to generate heating and rainwater capture so that water can be used for flushing toilets, watering the landscaped areas etc.

Working alongside Broadwater Management, Scotts of Thrapston has designed and manufactured a timber frame building for Croughton All Saints CE Primary School in Northamptonshire. The building consists of two classrooms, lobby and cloakroom area with associated toilet and storage facilities.

Richard Jarvis general manager for the buildings and joinery division at Scotts of Thrapston, said: “This news further underlines our position as one of the leading providers of education buildings and supports our planned growth strategy for this sector.

“As a company we take great pride in our approach, which combines superb design, excellent service and a sustainable mindset to meet the end user’s specification. Whether there are special needs requirements, accessibility issues or existing structures to take into consideration, our dedicated team will work with the education provider or local authority to ensure all needs are met resulting in a sustainable, cost-effective and maintenance-free solution.”

Scotts of Thrapston has been manufacturing and distributing high quality timber products for 97 years and has been constructing educational buildings since 2014. The company offers a complete turnkey solution from initial ideas, designs through to planning permission, building regulations and project management throughout the build process.