G F Tomlinson starts works on new primary school in Tamworth

Works have officially started to construct a new primary school in Amington, Tamworth, which will provide new teaching provision for the local area.

G F Tomlinson is delivering the construction of the £7m Garden Village primary school on behalf of Staffordshire County Council and alongside Entrust as the project manager and concept architects.

Procured through the Constructing West Midlands (CWM) framework, the school will be managed by Fiertè Multi Academy Trust.

Due to open its doors to its first cohort of pupils in September 2024, the new two-storey 1FE school located on Eagle Drive in Amington will provide 210 primary and 26 nursery places to meet the demand for residents in the nearby housing developments.

The 170,000 sq ft facility will comprise nine classrooms, staff offices, an indoor school hall and catering spaces, alongside an outdoor play area to enable pupils to take part in sporting activities.

The energy efficient design will ensure a good amount of daylight and natural ventilation to the building and to ensure the scheme adjusts to temperature changes, high levels of insulation and thermal mass will be applied to walls and ceilings.

The structural steel frame is now complete and a sod cutting ceremony to mark the start of works took place at the grounds on Thursday 30th November.

This will be the ninth school that G F Tomlinson has delivered for Staffordshire County Council alongside Entrust, the latest of which was Beaconfields Primary School, which commenced in October.

Close liaison has been established with the local community, keeping neighbours informed of progress and planned activities, through regular newsletters and a public consultation with Fiertè Multi Academy Trust.

Site tours will be provided to the trust and local schools to encourage engagement with the project.

Chris Flint, managing director at G F Tomlinson, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Staffordshire County Council and Entrust and it is a privilege to build on this as we commence our ninth scheme working together.

“This school will provide modern teaching and recreational spaces that are much needed for the Amington area, improving the lives of residents in the neighbouring new housing developments, who require primary and nursery places.”

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