Works to form a new teaching hub at Meole Brace School started in January and are really taking shape.
The new five classroom block will form a new teaching hub for the Shrewsbury based school.
The building of the new facility is in response to increasing pupil numbers in the area and will become the centre of History and Religious Education at the school.
Work is progressing well on site, currently focusing on the brick and block work up to first floor height which will allow the concrete planks to be installed along with the internal concrete staircase.
The scheme supports the Council’s commitment to addressing climate change, being delivered to BREEAM Excellent and Passivhaus standards*.
Karen Bradshaw, Executive Director for Children’s Services at Shropshire Council said;
“I’m delighted to see the progress to date to what will be a fantastic new facility for Meole Brace School. Pupils will benefit from a state-of-the-art learning environment and the very latest facilities to help make sure they get the best possible outcome from their education.
“Creating the best start in life for our children and young people has long been our top priority. The new teaching block at Meole Brace School, is one of several projects we are investing in to secure high quality and sustainable provision of primary and secondary education in Shrewsbury and surrounding areas, and which is accessible to all.
“The new build also supports our commitment towards more sustainable projects and meeting the Council’s 2030 carbon reduction targets.”
Headteacher, Alan Doust, said: “We're very excited about this new building for Meole Brace School. The additional capacity it will bring will significantly contribute to the on-going high-quality education we offer. We're delighted about its environmental credentials - it's excellent to be part of a project that could help set the standard for future buildings.”
Read Construction are undertaking the works and their site team are in daily contact with the school to discuss the works and to keep disruption to a minimum.
Damian Bryan, Read Construction contract manager, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Shropshire Council to deliver this new teaching block scheme at Meole Brace School. Work is progressing well, as we continue to work collaboratively with the Council and school to deliver this modern learning facility.”
*BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment. You can find out more here.
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