JPG secures contract for primary school in Leeds

Civil and structural engineers, JPG has been appointed to consult on a new £6 million facility for Newlands Primary School in Morley Leeds.

JPG is working alongside main contractor Wates Construction to deliver a brand new 3,178sq m building for the three form entry school. This will enable it to expand its capacity to provide 630 places for children aged three to 11 years and an additional 39 nursery places.

The new building is being built on the school’s playing fields and when completed the existing 1960s school building will be demolished to make way for new sports fields, including a rugby league pitch, which will also be available for community use.

JPG explored a number of value engineering options through the pricing phase of the project and arrived at a re-engineered structural form which achieved significant cost savings whilst maintaining the requirements of the client brief. The site is situated in an area with complex geology and JPG’s geo-environmental team were commissioned to undertake intrusive site investigation works prior to construction commencing.

The project has been procured through the YORbuild construction framework, one of three construction frameworks that aim to provide a competitive procurement solution with added value for Local Authorities, Public Sector and Third Sector bodies and their communities within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Construction on the new Leeds City Council owned building begins this month with completion scheduled for July next year.

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