Ashe Construction has completed the first phase of a £800,000 refurbishment project at Murray Park School in Derby.
The East Midlands construction firm has finished interior renovation including updates to cooking areas, art rooms, textile classrooms and metal art shop is now finished and will now look to complete external restoration of the roof and replacement of windows over the summer break.
Site manager for the project, Steve Redgate at Ashe Construction, said: “Murray Park School is a great project to be a part of and the first phase went very well, with works finishing on time, within a tight schedule.
“From the start of the project, Ashe Construction had a great relationship with the school, teachers and pupils.
“It was important that we worked alongside the school to avoid any disruption. During the first phase, we worked around the clock during the six week summer holiday to ensure the necessary work was completed to the highest standard before the new term began.
Headteacher, Martyn Owen at Murray Park School, added: “Ashe Construction has successfully carried out a major refurbishment project at the school. The work was funded through Derby City Council and included work to improve lighting and provide a better quality classroom environment for Murray Park students and staff.
“From the initial planning of the project, it was evident that the work would be very challenging and of a complex nature. Ashe Construction were more than willing to accept the complexities of the school environment and worked closely with the school to minimise the disruption to teaching and learning. Murray Park staff and students also played an important part in ensuring the success of the project and getting the school running smoothly again.
“The work has significantly improved and had a positive impact on the teaching and learning environment for the school’s students and staff. We are impressed with Ashe Construction’s work and organisation and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.”