We are delighted to announce that the latest phase of works at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Corby have now been completed, following handover by the Special Projects Team on 17th September.
In order to improve the School’s early years foundation stage (EYFS) external soft and hard play areas, significant work was carried out to improve the drainage of the internal courtyard, alongside upgrades to the north east boundary of the school. A replacement canopy has also been erected, allowing a sheltered space where the reception pupils can play whilst protected from the elements. With outdoor learning environments gaining more significance over recent months, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to deliver these important external upgrades.
Following the handover, Mrs Louise Blair, Headteacher at the School, said
“We are delighted with the works that have been undertaken. There have been many positive and beneficial outcomes as a result of this project which include a more enhanced learning environment for our children.
The new canopy and fencing is so much brighter and offers so much more space for our children to learn, play and develop within. This project has not only improved our environment and enhanced the learning opportunities for our children, it now also provides a more safe and secure environment.
We would like to thank all parties involved in this project. Myself, my team and the children are so happy with the final outcome.”
The works, which have been funded by the Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust, are part of the latest phase of improvements that GSS have made to the school, having carried out a number of refurbishment and alteration projects there in the past. Previous works have included the widening of circulation routes, resurfacing of existing paths, re-roofing and W.C refurbishments. These important upgrades and refurbishments have been necessary in order to adapt the facilities for the School’s current needs, which have evolved over time since GSSArchitecture’s original designs.
GSSArchitecture were appointed as Architect and Principal Designers for the project, alongside Quantity Surveyors, GSSllp and Main Contractor, A P Lewis & Sons Limited.