10.6 C
Lancashire
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Conlon completes Weeton Primary School

Preston-based Conlon Construction has completed a £3.8m school project for the children of army personnel.

The constructor began work on the new primary school at Weeton Barracks near Blackpool in January 2016. Now completed, the single-storey building replaces the old Weeton Primary School on nearby Grantham Road.

As well as seven classrooms, it boasts a new playground and all-weather sports pitch. The new site also has a library, a ‘Rainbow Room’ for children who need extra support, and a sports hall.

The project, commissioned and fully funded by Lancashire County Council as well as designed by the Council’s design and construction team, adds additional school places increasing the capacity of the former building from 160 to 210 children.

Weeton Primary School was originally built in 1958 to provide education for the children of service personnel. Since then it has welcomed over 5,000 pupils from countries including Singapore, Gibraltar, Australia, Ceylon and Bahrain.

Anthony Goth, head teacher at Weeton Primary School, said: “We worked closely with Lancashire County Council and Conlon to design the building to meet the needs of our children and are delighted to see our vision has come to life and exceeded our expectations. The staff and children are enjoying the new facilities and their bigger, brighter and more airy surroundings.

“It’s also great to have hot meals freshly prepared on site which wasn’t possible before. And the new building is well insulated keeping us all warm.”

Darren Lee, commercial director at Conlon Construction, said: “Weeton Primary School is the first education project that we have built at the heart of a military installation during our 55 years of business. We’re excited to have delivered it so successfully and to receive such positive feedback from the team at the school. It’s also great to see kids have plenty of inspirational space to keep their minds busy.”

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

Bespoke named Best Place to Work by The Sunday Times

Chorley-based digital marketing agency Bespoke has been named by the...

Sky Bet Bonus Code 50/1 England to Wear White – Get £50 Free Bets

New customers at Sky Bet this June, ahead of...

US Open: McIlroy and Cantlay share lead after round one

Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay hold a share of...
spot_img

Subscribe to our newsletter

Business Lancashire will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Don't miss

Chief executive to leave Lancashire County Council

The chief executive at Lancashire County Council is moving...

Our guide to the best Father’s Day gifts 2024

It's nearly Father's Day and if you're still looking...

Who’s Viewing Your Social Media? An In-Depth Look at Privacy Tools and Settings

Curiosity about who views social media profiles is common....

More News

Survey by INTO University Partnerships Reveals Record Number of Applications by International Students to Universities and Destinations

International students worldwide are applying to more universities and destinations than ever before, according to a global survey of education counsellors conducted by INTO...

Lancaster shop worker fined for selling vape to underage girl

A man working in a Lancaster vape shop has been fined £916 for selling a disposable flavoured vape to a teenager without asking for...

One Young World Leader Ella Robertson McKay Advises Youth: Use Your Skills

It certainly seems the world is rife with complex challenges — but Ella Robertson McKay and One Young World are empowering youth to drive...