Today, Thursday July 29, was an exciting day for Preshute Primary School, Manton as the first of three replacement classrooms were winched into place by a massive 200 tonne crane. This marks the beginning of Phase 1 building which will vastly improve facilities for pupils and staff, replace dilapidated mobile classrooms and create more playground space.
The classrooms were constructed off-site by Moduloft at their factory in Yorkshire and will create a new first floor on top of the Reception classroom. The classrooms will be ready for action when school resumes in September and the old time-worn mobile classrooms in the school playground will be dismantled and taken away.
Preshute School Governor, Simon Baldock, told Marlborough.news, “Moduloft are miracle workers. I’m feeling very emotional to see our master plan, which has been nearly 4 years in the planning, come to fruition and it’s happening without us having to close the school. Once phase 2 is completed we will be able to deliver the best possible educational facilities on the site.”
Dan Booth of Moduloft said, “It’s just exciting to be part of the school’s development. We are liaising with local companies for the floor coverings, ceilings, cladding etc.”
Richard Paige from NVB Architects, who are also involved with the new Sports Build at St John’s, said, “It’s all going according to plan and the school is very excited.”
Phase 2 will provide a new, larger Hall in the area of the current Staffroom and a Year 6 classroom constructed in a style similar to the original school building (which will be unaffected by any of these plans).