Morgan Sindall commences £8.5m school rebuild

Morgan Sindall has begun works on the rebuild of Bramley Vale Primary School following the demolition of the old building.

In what is the largest project of its kind, Derbyshire County Council has been involved in, Morgan Sindall Construction was appointed to deliver the works via the SCAPE Construction framework, a direct award framework designed to drive collaboration, efficiency, time and cost savings on construction projects.

It also appointed design and build consultancy, Concertus, to project manage the works.

Once complete, the new school will accommodate up to 175 pupils aged up to 11 with the addition of five full-size classrooms.

With sustainability in mind, the school will be fitted with eco-friendly heating, lighting and ventilation, with a heat recovery system for optimised efficiency.

Other amenities include a multi-use general teaching room, a new library, staff and office space, a catering kitchen facility and wall-mounted PE equipment.

Additionally, Morgan Sindall will undertake extensive landscaping works on the school grounds to widen their use and for the delivery of Forest School lessons.

Present at the ceremony marking the start of official works was Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for education Cllr Alex Dale, school headteacher Rob Rumsby, and Bolsover MP Mark Fletcher.

Members of the council’s school development team were also in attendance, along with representatives from Morgan Sindall Construction and Concertus.

Cllr Alex Dale said: “This is one of the biggest primary school building projects we have ever been involved in and we’re very pleased to be working in partnership on this exciting multi-million-pound project.

“Bramley Vale Primary School is at the very heart of its small community and this scheme will provide buildings that meet modern standards and enhance the education of its pupils for generations to come.

“I would very much like to thank and praise headteacher Rob Rumsby, his staff and all the parents and pupils for the way they are carrying on as usual with school life and learning as positively as possible while extensive building work is going on around them.

“I’m confident they will be delighted with the end result which will be a huge asset to them and Bramley Vale and as a valued community base for the surrounding communities.”

Rob added: “The whole school community, in the widest sense, is looking forward to seeing the completion of the partial school rebuild.

“Bramley Vale Primary School had been ear-marked for needing a total or partial rebuild many years ago.

“I was pleased when joining the school in January 2021 that the governing body and I were given the opportunity by Derbyshire County Council and Concertus to review and discuss the designs.”

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