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Contract Awarded for School Extension

Work is moving forward with a £2 million extension contract at Penistone Grammar School in Barnsley. Following the completion of phase one, which saw internal re-modelling completed at the institution to support 50 additional students, a contract has been awarded for the extension building. 

“The investment the council has made in this project meets our Town Spirit ethos – Achieve it, and reinforces our commitment to provide the right quantity and the very best quality of school places to help every child achieve their potential. The additional places at Penistone Grammar will be a huge benefit to the borough and will add much-needed resource to a well-performing school,” said councillor Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture.

Triton Construction has signed on to deliver the building, which will include six new classrooms, two science labs, toilets, staff work spaces and new IT offices. It will be linked to the main school via a walkway. 

This project forms part of the long-term plan to facilitate an additional intake of 50 new students per year, over five years.

“We are pleased to be working with the team at Triton to deliver a fantastic new, state of the art facility for our students and staff. This represents a very exciting time for the school. The school is really going from strength to strength,” Paul Crook, Principal at Penistone Grammar added.

“Triton have worked closely with the school to ensure there is minimal disruption to our students learning. In fact, the project will add value to the learning experiences of our young people, specifically those studying technology-based subjects who will engage with Triton for a first-hand experience.”

AA Projects will work alongside Triton as Project Manager, Principal Designer and Quantity Surveyor on the project. 

The Penistone Grammar School extension is expected to be completed in spring 2020. 

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024