As well as providing additional space, these works are also improving the learning environment for Salford’s children and in some cases providing additional facilities for the community to use outside of school hours.
As part of the 2016/17 basic need delivery programme, Urban Vision have improved 13 schools in total including Lark Hill Community Primary School; St Pauls Heathside, The Friars Primary School and Godfrey Ermen to name a few.
Here is a snapshot of the school improvement projects we’ve been busy completing.
Refurbishing Wharton Primary School, Little Hulton
Helen Watson, Head teacher at Wharton Primary School said:
“From the early planning stages, the consultation to establish our specific needs was really positive and adjustments were made to the building plans to accommodate this. The period of work was scheduled to cause minimum disruption and the needs of the school and our pupils were taken into consideration. All workers were very courteous and the finished project was very good and has had a significant positive impact on the learning environment for our pupils”
Managing the design and build of St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Weaste
"I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our new building. Our children and their families, staff and governors are all so impressed – the expression ‘WOW!’ has been heard many times. Our children now have a building to be proud of and which says to them ‘You are worth it".
K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School
Expanding Lewis Street Primary School, Eccles
A new building for The Deans Primary School
Works have now started to build a brand new school building for The Deans Primary School in Swinton.
This exciting new project, which is to be located on a current vacant site outside Salford’s Civic Centre, involves the replacement of the existing one form entry school (210 pupils plus a nursery) with a two form entry school ( that can accommodate 420 pupils plus a nursery) .
Urban Vision are working with the council’s contractor partners to manage the design and build of the new school which will consist of 15 new classrooms, one to one teaching spaces, learning malls which provides space for flexible teaching and learning, meeting rooms, additional studio space and a walkway connecting the existing sports facility to the new school building.
The design provides flexible spaces and allows for the curriculum to be delivered in a variety of ways.
The building is scheduled to be ready for September 2017 and we look forward to showing you the completed new building in a future edition.
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I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our new building. Our children and their families, staff and governors are all so impressed – the expression ‘WOW!’ has been heard many times this last week.K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School
I feel the school is a safer place, we are able to react quickly to new issues, and it enables a much more proactive approach to safeguarding in generalDavid White, Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
“This partnership has never been about just delivering significant efficiency savings. It’s about place, growth and jobs – and the people of Salford. Our priorities are firmly aligned with the Council’s vision, which means we also place social value at the heart of what we do.”Barry Pilkington, Urban Vision’s Partnership Director