News Conlon Completes £68m School Schemes Lancashire

Conlon Construction has completed work on two school refurbishment projects worth almost £7 million in Lancashire.

Commissioned by Lancashire County Council, the projects saw the Preston-based contractor refurbish Southlands High School in Chorley and build new facilities for Lancaster Road Primary School in Morecambe.

Both were to provide larger facilities to cope with growing pupil numbers.

The £3.6 million project at Southlands High School delivered a new sports hall, changing rooms, classroom, offices and reception and increased intake by 30 pupils per year – taking capacity from 190 to 220.

Lancaster Road Primary School is now a three-form entry establishment following a £3.2 million programme of works. The new single-storey building now comprises six classrooms, a multi-use hall, group/interview rooms, a new entrance and a staff room. The project also included extension of the car park and kitchen facilities.

Guy Parker, managing director at Conlon Construction, said: “There is a distinct lack of school places across the UK and demand is set to increase in the coming years in-line with the growing population.

“As a main contractor with a raft of experience in the education sector amassed over the last 55 years, we are well versed in delivering school, college and university projects and utilised these skills to provide modern facilities for children in Chorley and Lancaster that will encourage pupils to be the best they can be.”

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