Major phase completes at Leckhampton C of E Primary School
Speller Metcalfe has recently completed the largest phase of redevelopment works at Leckhampton C of E Primary School in Cheltenham.
The £3.6m, multi-phase scheme is being delivered under the Gloucestershire County Council Contractor’s framework, and will create more modern facilities for pupils as well as improve access to the school.
The first phase, which began in October 2019, was handed over in time for the start of the new school year and incorporates a new, purpose-built school hall and kitchen which will be predominantly used for dining, assemblies and as a performance space, and is connected via a new walkway to the main school.
Alongside the new hall, the team has taken up and levelled the sports pitches, which have been seeded and left to grow in time for next spring, together with development of a new hard-standing play area.
Access has also been improved through the addition of a new pedestrian walkway from Church Road and a new staff and visitor car park, which will reduce congestion for local residents.
“It has been a great effort by the project team to get to this stage,” said Andy Metcalfe, joint managing director at Speller Metcalfe. “The first phase of works have already created a positive impact on the school, who have been able to take advantage of the additional space and play areas since September.
“We are looking forward to a successful completion of the additional works, which have been phased to reduce disruption both to the school and local residents.”
Following completion of Phase 1, Speller Metcalfe has an additional three phases to complete before the final handover in the summer of 2021.
This includes renewal of outdated mechanical and electrical services, improvements to internal building finishes and re-roofing works to the original school building, alongside the refurbishment and modernisation of the old hall and music rooms to create three new Reception and three new Year 6 classrooms.
The final phase of works will be the extension of the existing administration area and main access to the school, with all work set to complete next summer.