Morgan Sindall has delivered the new £4.9 million Pines Primary School in Red Lodge, Suffolk, on behalf of Suffolk County Council. The development includes first-class facilities and places for reception, year one and year two pupils. A pre-school was also built to accommodate two to five year-olds.
“The journey from concept to completion is a rewarding experience. It is even more pleasing when you recognise the extent to which that project will impact the local community,” said Saul Humphrey, managing director of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure in the East region.
“We are incredibly proud to hand over the completed building, at the start of the new academic year to the Pines’ first cohort of pupils. We are confident that the new facilities will not only support the Red Lodge community with its immediate requirements, but create a legacy that will be of benefit for generations to come,” he added.
The ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the new school was attended by children’s author Tony Mitton.
Head teacher at the Pines, Kerry Darby, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of our new school. The Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure team has seamlessly managed the project from start to finish, to ensure that we were able to open for the beginning of the new academic year. The completed state-of-the-art building has surpassed our expectations and is allowing us to deliver an enriching and engaging curriculum for all our current and future ‘Pines Pioneers’.”
“We are proud to open what we believe will become an outstanding educational facility and are honoured to be joined by members of the Red Lodge and Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure communities for our special opening ceremony,” Kerry continued.
Project partners on the scheme included design and property consultants Concertus.