Metnor Construction won the design and construction of a new build 2-storey primary school, built on a greenfield site in Backworth North Tyneside.
The scheme also includes car parking spaces, sports pitch, and both hard and soft landscaping, with work to commence in July 2017.
The steel frame construction with SFS infill system is finished with cedral and metal composite cladding.
Site management for this project requires close co-operation with local businesses and residences, given the close proximity the site has to a new housing development, Parkside House School and Backworth Golf Course. Our team have worked on the logistics to ensure minimum impact and continued access for residents.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, Metnor have buried a time capsule under the school before construction began, filled with letters and photos from current students. There will also be a time-lapse video created, so that children can see the progress of their school in real-time. Residents and locals will also be kept up to date with a monthly newsletter, explaining what is next for the project, and what is currently completed.
The project is due to finish in August 2018, with the school opening for September.