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The new black, white and blue cladding on the extension

Barrington Primary School, Barrington

Coulson Building Group were appointed main contractor and worked alongside Pick Everard to design and build and develop an existing 0.5 form entry primary school (120 pupils) into a 1 form entry primary school with 220 pupils.

The main part of the project consisted of the erection of a two storey rear extension and single storey infill extension constructed from a steel frame, infilled with a timber frame and covered with cladding and render. A new plant room was built within the extension along with the ventilation system being placed intop of the flat room. A small extension at the entranceway of the school was constructed to give the school a newly improved look and to match the extension to the rear.

Another part of the works was the internal refurbishment to part of a grade II listed building together with the removal of the existing temporary classroom. The external works involved additional on-site parking, new playground new entrance way to the front of the school and associated landscaping.

Construction of the extension and refurbishment works were completed within the 39-week timescale allowing school occupation prior to the start of the September 2019 term. The existing school remained operational through the programme.

The revamped front entrance
Angled windows
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Key Facts:

Client: Cambridgeshire County Council

Lead consultant: Pick Everade

Value: £2,420,000

Form of contract: NEC Option A

Procurement method: Framework