National construction specialist Seddon, which has local offices in Summer Lane,
Birmingham, has been chosen for a £1.3 million project to extend Clifton
Primary School in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
Primary, graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the second time in May 2013, is
a National Support School and centre of excellence. To accommodate an increase
in pupil numbers in the area it began a programme of expansion in 2011.
has just started work on the refurbishment of the old Key Stage 1 building and
is building a new extension alongside this.
development will transform the old classrooms and hall into a bright and
spacious Early Years Foundation stage building for three- to five-year-olds. Once completed, the refurbished building will
be able to comfortably accommodate up to 120 children in the nursery and a
further 120 children in the four reception classes. In addition, the new-build
will provide a hall with ‘Sports England’ recommended dimensions, dining facilities,
a training facility plus other offices, cloakrooms and utility rooms.
extension will have a brick base with wall cladding and render in blue and
green to complement the Key Stage 1 building which was completed in January
2012. It will also feature a sustainable sedum living roof. The building programme, set to be completed
in March 2014, includes internal refurbishment work and the conversion of an
existing car park into a play area for the nursery. A replacement car park will
be created and there will be improvements to the site boundary at Brunswick
Road with new fencing and planting.
business unit manager Richard Sapcote says: "We’re delighted to be working with
Clifton Primary School to help create these modern educational facilities for
pupils and teaching staff. Our team has a strong track record in the education
sector and we will be working closely with the school to ensure that it can
continue to operate as normal throughout the construction operations.”
more information about Clifton Primary School, visit the school website at www.cliftonprimary.bham.sch.uk