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Stepnell starts construction at Leigh and Bransford Primary School

Work began this summer on a £935,000 contract to build a new classroom block at Leigh and Bransford Primary School, Leigh Sinton, near Malvern in Worcestershire.

The project was awarded to Stepnell by Worcestershire County Council, which is funding the project, with the building being designed by Jacobs UK, the company which provides property design services to Worcestershire County Council and project managed by Place Partnership Ltd.

Housing three classrooms and a library, the single-storey, timber-frame building forms part of a major expansion programme at the school which is set to double in size over the next few years. The Stepnell Kidderminster team will also carry out improvements to access and parking at the school in Hoopers Close.

The energy-efficient new teaching block is due to be completed in February 2017. It will feature an eco-friendly living sedum ‘green roof’ designed to provide sustainable drainage and a habitat for wildlife. The construction project will also include the installation of further photovoltaic rooftop panels on an existing building at the school.

Stepnell director Richard Wakeford says: “Our team brings a strong record of delivering high-quality educational buildings and inspiring learning environments. We’re excited to be working on this project which will both enable Leigh and Bransford Primary School to increase in size and create modern, enhanced facilities for pupils and staff. Our team has extensive experience of creating new buildings in ‘live’ settings and we are working closely with the school to ensure that the construction programme causes the least possible disruption to the day-to-day life of pupils and staff.”