03 November 2021

Pupils signal start of work on Redruth school extension

Excited pupils donned their site gear and picked up a spade to signal the start of work on a major extension to their school in Redruth.

The £1.9 million project at Pennoweth Primary School, which is part of the Crofty Multi-Academy Trust, is being carried out to meet growing demand for places in the local area and will enable the school intake to increase from 315 to 420 pupils.

Midas Construction is building the new single storey extension which will provide new teaching rooms and a new small hall in addition to creating an accessible and sustainable building for the expanding school.

Designed by PBWC architects and project managed by MWJV, the project will integrate with the existing school via a new glazed entrance lobby and reception area as well as a new covered walkway.

With work now under way on site, the aim is for the transformation to be complete in time for the start of the new school year in September 2022.

Mark Jones, Operational Director at Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group said: “It is fantastic to see the pupils so excited about the changes being made to their school and we were delighted to be able to involve them in signalling the start of work on site.

“Projects like this mean a lot to us as a locally based businesses because we can see the huge difference it is going to make to pupils and staff at the school and the local community it serves.

“We will be working closely with the school, parents and neighbours during the project and I’d like to thank everyone for their understanding as we aim to minimise any impact of our activity on school life, traffic and parking in the local area.”

Steve Eva, Crofty Multi-Academy Trust Estates Manager, said: “We are delighted that the building work to extend Pennoweth has started; the design is fantastic and will provide significant benefits to our current and future children along with the wider community.”

The Pennoweth Primary School project continues Midas’s strong track record in the education sector, having delivered 43 school and college schemes worth more than £180 m in the last five years.

The Midas Group delivers projects across a range of sectors including; education, residential and commercial developments, and has offices throughout the South West, Southern England and Wales.

The company’s strategy is to be the contractor of choice in the areas in which it operates, by the development of long-term relationships through delivery of its vision to be ‘leaders in customer service and performance’. It is a strategy which is showing success with more than 80% of the Group’s projects being carried out on a repeat business basis.

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