Engineering consultancy JPG has consulted on a new £6m facility for Newlands Primary School in Morley in Leeds that is being built by Wates Construction.
The new 3,178 sq m building for the three form entry school, which is due to be completed by July next year, has been designed to allow it to expand its capacity to provide 630 places for children aged three to 11 years and an additional 39 nursery places.
The new building is being built on the school’s playing fields and when it is completed the existing 1960s school building will be demolished to make way for new sports fields, including a rugby league pitch, which will also be available for community use.
Through exploring a range of value engineering options JPG says it managed to come up with a cheaper re-engineered structural form that still managed to match the requirement of the brief for a site which has a complex geology.
The project has been procured through the YORbuild construction framework, one of three public sector construction frameworks within the Yorkshire region.