Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall is celebrating having reached a key milestone in the expansion of the UK’s largest primary school.
The Morgan Sindall project team has completed the steel frame of Claycots Primary School in Slough, which is undergoing an £8.2 million transformation. The school currently accommodates 330 pupils and the expansion will see the school increase to an eight-form entry facility offering 120 places in each year group.
Pupils from Claycots Primary School joined the Morgan Sindall project team at a special steel signing event to mark the progress of their new school building.
The project is being delivered for Slough Urban Renewal, which is a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, and will include an extension and alterations to the school’s historic Old Town Hall site on Bath Road.
New facilities for staff and pupils
The three-floor steel frame extension will comprise; 15 new classrooms, a medical room, library, kitchen and sports hall. Morgan Sindall will also deliver a new plant room, a reprographics room and internal improvements to the existing building, including the creation of new offices and meeting rooms for staff.
Luke Graham, assistant head teacher at Claycots Primary School, said: “The pupils of Claycots School were very excited about having the opportunity to meet with professionals from Morgan Sindall, who are constructing the expansion to our campus, and add their name to the steel works. By signing the steel works, the children will be part of the Claycots legacy forever! We would like to thank Morgan Sindall for inviting our pupils to be a part of the construction process so that they can see how it is evolving.”
Andy Howell at Slough Urban Renewal, said: “We are delighted to be making good progress with the expansion works. Working collaboratively with the schools and the council, we look forward to enhancing the learning environment for pupils in Slough.”
James York, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re so pleased to be celebrating the progress of this important expansion which will help alleviate the demand for school places in Slough.
“The Old Town Hall campus is steeped in history and its traditional features should be treasured and preserved. It’s wonderful that buildings like this one can continue to be a rich and valuable part of our community’s heritage and provide a first class teaching base for the next generation.”