Local architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has announced the completion of the expansion and remodelling works to Farndon Fields Primary School in Market Harborough, which have doubled the size of the school.
The £2m project, which had a 12-month construction period, has provided pupils and staff with seven additional classrooms, remodelled admin support facilities, an extension to the main school hall and a brand new playground and cark park.
The school, which previously accommodated 200 students aged between five and 11, will now welcome a further 210 students thanks to the 700 sq. m extension. Utilising its in-house expertise YMD Boon undertook full project management and design services on behalf of the school.
The new teaching block was delivered using modern methods of construction. The new classrooms were manufactured off-site resulting in a very sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to the delivery of the scheme.
David Yates, director at YMD Boon, said: “Our design team wanted to create an engaging and inspiring environment for students to learn in, so it’s fantastic to see how the vision has been brought to life. Knowing that the expansion has helped respond to the community’s need for more primary school age places in the area is wonderful.
“We hope all students and staff enjoy their new facilities.”
Farndon Fields Primary School is a part of the Discovery Schools Trust.
Paul Stone, Trust leader, said: It has been a real pleasure working together with YMD Boon to create such an exciting and dynamic learning environment which has focused on the needs of the children and being sensitivity to staff needs during a live build project. The support and expertise we have received was first rate.”
Nikki Matthew, headteacher at Farndon Fields Primary School, said: “YMD Boon worked closely with the school and were very responsive to our needs throughout the design and build project. We are delighted with the finished project and the learning environment we have created. Staff, children and families are proud of the buildings and the facilities we now have in place for our local community.”
Other consultants on the project included John Lester Partnership; HBa Consulting Engineers Ltd; Ideal Building Systems Ltd; MJE Contracts and Jackson Purdue Lever.
YMB Boon works on conservation, education, commercial, industrial and residential projects delivering services in architecture, building surveying, project management, employers’ agent, property management and maintenance, health and safety advisors and clerk of works.