ST MARTHA’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Project: Extension providing 8 new classrooms, kitchen, school hall, staff room & ancillary amenities, MUGA, sports pitch, car park & associated works
Client: Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia
Services provided: Quantity Surveying
Contract value: £3.5m
Daniel Connal Partnership provided quantity surveying services on this £3.5m scheme at St Martha’s Catholic Primary School in King’s Lynn.
This major school expansion project incorporated 8 new state of the art classrooms, rooms for teaching smaller groups, a new school hall, changing rooms, disabled toilets, a staff room, improved library and extended kitchen facilities.
Externally, the project provided a new MUGA (multi-use games area), a hard sports pitch surface, as well as a ‘drop off’ area to improve traffic congestion at the beginning and end of the school day and an enlarged staff car park, to cope with the increased number of staff at the school.
An additional asset is a courtyard space created between the new and existing buildings which gives the school an outside area linking directly to the new hall.
All these new facilities will enable the school to double its pupil capacity from 210 to 420 by 2021.
The architect on the project was LSI Architects and Morgan Sindall was the contractor.
Aidan McGovern, headteacher at St Martha’s Primary School said: “This is a very exciting development for the school and will allow us to welcome more pupils and cater to the growing demand driven by the rising number of families in the local area.
“Our pupils are already enjoying seeing their new class spaces begin to take shape and the staff are eagerly awaiting the brand new assembly hall and much needed extension to our kitchen facilities.”