Morgan Sindall Construction’s Essex business has been appointed to deliver an extension and renovation project at Trinity Road Primary School in Chelmsford by Essex County Council (ECC).
Procured through the Essex Construction Framework 2 (ECF2), which aims to improve local educational facilities and provide additional student places, completed work will deliver a much-needed upgrade to the school’s facilities.
The project will comprise a new 629 sq. m single-storey space, which will include an extension to the existing buildings to provide two new classrooms, kitchen and dining hall, as well as refurbishing existing teaching spaces. Once complete, the building will have a brick façade to replicate the pre-existing aesthetic.
As a part of Morgan Sindall Construction’s Intelligent Solutions approach, modern methods of construction (MMC) will be adopted to ensure a sustainable, high-quality educational environment. Structure Insulated Panels (SIPs), an external air source heat pump along with photovoltaic solar panels will all be installed, as Trinity Road Primary School aims to achieve Net Zero in operation.
The project aims to create 60 vital new student places over the next four years, on a rolling expansion.
Throughout construction works, the team aims to deliver social value where it is most needed within the local community. It plans to collaborate with the existing school, community programmes and partners across the supply chain to realise added benefits for the people living, working and learning in the Chelmsford area.
Andrew Harper-Rowe, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction in Essex, said:
It’s a privilege to work with Essex County Council at Trinity Road Primary School and continue a strong collaborative partnership that has been developed at other educational projects in the county, such as at Cedar Hall SEN school in Benfleet. Our continued work across the region aims to improve educational facilities for our communities and provide modern, sustainable learning environments for generations of Essex students.”
Cllr Tony Ball, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Education Excellence, Lifelong Learning and Employability, said:
Ensuring that every child in Essex has access to an excellent education is at the heart of our Everyone’s Essex strategy, as well as being at the forefront of our vision for levelling up the county.
This new school facility will provide high quality primary provision which will help meet the educational needs of the local community, and will use Net Zero enhancements for reducing the carbon emissions that can be caused by school buildings.
This is an example of how Essex County Council is investing in school sites across Essex, using innovative and evidence-based approaches to forecast need, in order to help ensure that children across the county have access to modern and high-quality learning environments to allow them to thrive.”
Natasha Outhwaite, Headteacher at Trinity Road Primary School, said:
We are so excited to grow our wonderful school. Trinity Road is a very special place and we look forward to welcoming new children and families into our community as a result of our new building and internal remodelling.”