Roydon Primary School near Diss in Norfolk will double its student capacity to 420 places after an expansion delivered by Morgan Sindall. The features included in the expansion plans include the addition of eight new classrooms, as well as a new main hall, food tech room, reception area, offices, toilets and storage space. Teachers will also benefit from a new staffroom.
Moreover, the school’s main building, which dates back to 1886, will be refurbished, together with the library. The project also includes the removal of four old mobile classrooms from the school site at the end of the works.
The scheme is part of a £169 million investment by Norfolk County Council to increase the number of local school placed in Norfolk by building new and extended schools in growing communities.
“We’re pleased and proud to be working with Norfolk County Council to deliver this major expansion, which will double capacity and enhance the facilities on offer at Roydon Primary School – future-proofing this fantastic school’s offering for generations to come,” said Saul Humphrey, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s East region.
“We’re looking forward to providing an outstanding learning and teaching environment that will help to meet growing demand for more school places in Roydon and Diss and the wider community. This will be one of six school expansions or new builds carried out by Morgan Sindall in Norfolk under the current framework. Together, these projects have created hundreds of new modern school places for local children in the county,” he added.
Work on the expansion is expected to be completed in 2019.
Morgan Sindall is the construction and infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. The company delivers public and private sector projects and frameworks from £50,000 to more than £1 billion, covering a comprehensive range of market sectors and specialist services.