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Chorlton Park Primary School in Manchester is set to gain a brand-new teaching block at the start of the new term in 2020.

Triton Construction has started a £3.5m contract to demolish the existing 1960’s school block and replace it with a new state-of-the-art facility including 8 classrooms, assembly hall, community sports hall, specialist education and reprographic provision, together with staff and break-out areas.

During the summer break Triton began preliminary works at the school to demolish the block and make drainage alterations.

The project is among eleven education sector projects with a total value over £18 million awarded to Triton in the last twelve months.

This month it completed a new £3.5 million building for Outwood Grange Academy Trust (OGAT) at Kirkhamgate Primary School in Wakefield and is now demolishing the existing school for landscape surrounds. It is also main contractor on the new £1.75 million classroom block extension currently underway for Sharples School in Bolton.

In addition, Triton has just completed a £900,000 contract to refurbish three laboratories and ancillary areas at Ripon School for Outwood Grange Academy Trust and handed over a £450,000 refurbishment for Oasis Academy Trust in Oldham which was completed in just five weeks over the summer term.

Paul Clarkson, Managing Director at Triton Construction, said,

“We are delighted to start the contract at Chorlton Park Primary School which is awarded on the back of our substantial credentials in the education sector.  We understand the collaborative efforts and flexibility needed to deliver public sector investment projects and have successfully delivered school enhancements ranging from just £150,000 up to £4 million across Yorkshire, the North East and North West.

“We are currently working on a £2 million extension block for Pennistone Grammar School in Barnsley and have recently delivered a new library and further refurbishments for Leeds College of Music, a £2.3 million High Needs Vocational Centre for Shipley College, and a £3.5 million science block with state of the art learning link for Bradford Grammar School.”

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