"Growing" school places crisis solved in Yeovil

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‘GROWING’ SCHOOL PLACES CRISIS SOLVED IN YEOVIL

THE DOORS have opened at the newly completed Primrose Lane Primary School – a seven classroom school with a nursery provision for almost 30 children in the heart of Yeovil.

Sunesis – the joint venture between Willmott Dixon and Scape Group – delivered the £3.5 million school in just six months from initial engagement as local councils continue to respond to the increasing need to provide additional school places.

Due to Sunesis schools following proven designs, offsite construction techniques and tried and tested construction methods the joint venture is able to create schools at a fixed cost and considerably faster than traditional builds.

Annie Sherrard, head teacher at Primrose Lane Primary, said: “Parents and teachers alike are very excited and pleased that the new school is now complete and I’ve had some really positive feedback from members of staff who are very impressed.

“Before work started onsite, we were given the opportunity to visit another Sunesis in Weston-super-Mare so that we could visualise what our facilities would look like. This was incredibly beneficial and I would fully encourage our site being used in a similar way to showcase what fantastic facilities Sunesis schools can provide.

“I’m delighted that we’ve now welcomed our first pupils and look forward to welcoming many more in the years to come.”

Councillor Frances Nicholson, cabinet member for children and families at Somerset County Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see Primrose open and the pupils enjoying all its facilities.

“We’re committed to giving children the opportunity to flourish and realising their full potential and invest millions of pounds every year in building and maintaining schools.”

Primrose Lane Primary is set within a new Wyndham Park housing development and aims to become the centre of this new community.

“We are delighted to have help delivered to what we are sure will become a huge asset to this new community,” said Tim Carey, product director for Sunesis.

“It was imperative that the school was delivered on time and to a high standard in order to allow the first cohort of pupils to start after half term and I’m delighted with the results. A Keynes design was chosen from our suite of proven school solutions due to the available site space and size of the building required. Pupil numbers are expected to increase so this build will allow for the school to expand over the years.

“We’ve created a light, open space which I’m delighted is now open to pupils and ready to be used.”

For more information visit: www.sunesisbuild.co.uk

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