Regeneration and energy specialist, ENGIE is pleased to announce the
completion of work at Whalley CE Primary School, which has seen the
construction of two new classrooms and a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for
the school and local community.
The £1m scheme was managed by ENGIE on behalf of Lancashire County Council and has included a traditional built extension, creating two new classrooms, along with associated facilities and electrical upgrades, and a 25 x 14.3 metre MUGA to Sport England standards, creating a new area for a variety of different sports and activities to take place.
The school is located in an area close to the 14th Century Whalley Abbey, so part of the initial work also included an archaeological dig, which demonstrated that the ground and structure was in a good condition for the construction of the MUGA.
Robert Ashcroft, Operations Manager at ENGIE, said: “It’s been a pleasure to work closely with the school to deliver these upgrades and improvements and we’re thrilled to handover this project and see the positive impact these new facilities will have on pupils.
“Our purpose as a company is to improve lives through better working and living environments and we were pleased not only to bring our construction expertise to a project like this, but to also partner with the school and provide a number of health, safety and construction awareness sessions for all students.”
Richard Blackburn, Headteacher at Whalley CE Primary School, said: “We are all extremely pleased with the new facilities, which will make a huge difference to our school community.
“After watching the building grow over the past few months, the children are very excited about moving in. We have needed additional teaching space for many years and the classrooms and games area will allow us to provide the extra school places required due to all the new housing in the Whalley, Billington and Barrow area.”