01/06/2012 - Pupils and Staff celebrate new school with a grand opening
Staff and pupils celebrated the recent completion of £4.8 million Stourport Primary School this week. The official opening ceremony kicked off with a guided tour of the remarkably sustainable building followed by a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a plaque. Guests included members of Worcestershire County Council and Thomas Vale Construction along with staff pupils and parents.
The new school replaces the old Victorian premises at Tan Lane and has an integrated children’s centre and nursery as well and sporting some of the latest sustainable technologies including: biomass boilers, green roofs and energy-efficient lighting along with renewable technologies which include Solar Chimneys and a full sustainable urban drainage system to replicate natural systems that use cost effective solutions with low environmental impact to drain away dirty and surface water run-off through collection, storage and cleaning before allowing it to be released slowly back into the environment.
The school is situated on the former Lickhill Middle School site caters for 315 pupils between the ages of five and 11. It is the first project to be completed by Thomas Vale through the West Midlands Contractors Framework. The school has some excellent new facilities including; 13 state of the art classrooms, a dedicated ICT suite, food science laboratory, design & technology rooms and play areas with outside teaching facilities, which was constructed over a 54 week period.
Richard Green, Director Thomas Vale Construction commented: “This is the first project to be built under the West Midland Contractor's Framework arrangements, and I am delighted that strong working relationships have been forged between Thomas Vale and Worcestershire County Council.”