Bleak Hill Primary School Extension CGI

Seddon starts St Helens school

Chloé Vaughan

Seddon has begun works on a two-phase £2.5m extension for Bleak Hill Primary School in Windle, St Helens.

The extension will allow an additional 30 pupils to attend the school, which brings the number up to 90. The first phase is set to address capacity issues in the school hall and will take up to 30 weeks. The second phase is due to start in the first quarter of 2020 and will create four classrooms and 15 car park drop-off spaces.

The contract for the scheme was awarded to Seddon via the procurement framework LHC.

John Shannon, regional director at Seddon, said: “This extension to Bleak Hill Primary School will allow more children from the local area to benefit from a high-quality learning environment and recreational space where they can thrive.

“The education experience should be enjoyable for all and these improved facilities will help to play a key role in the development of the community’s young people.”

Ian Wellens, head teacher at Bleak Hill Primary School, said: “Increasing demand for school places means we have accepted many more pupils from the local community in recent years.

“The extension will allow us to continue providing all pupils with an exceptional standard of education as we continue to grow.”

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