Proposals for this school started with a scheme for a replacement 1.5FE primary on the present playing fields.  An allocation was not forthcoming and a development plan was prepared for extensions and alterations to create a 1.5FE school using the original building.  Subsequently with pupil numbers falling,  a further development plan was prepared for a 1FE primary and this contract was for Phase 1.  This involved an extension with 3 classrooms and toilets for Keystage 1 to replace substandard concrete HORSA buildings.


Phase 2 has just been completed to build on a new staffroom and to create a new admin area and new staff and pupil toilets by adaptation.  This phase included measures to ensure DDA compliance for the school.


Future Phases will include window and roof replacement,  building a new library and upgrading of classrooms to current standards.

Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

St Cuthbert's R.C. Primary School.

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