1 April 2010
A school in Walton on Thames is embracing sustainability and its environmental impact as part of a £2m refurbishment project.
Designs have been completed for Ashley Church of England Primary School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, and the next step of the refurbishment is for the project managers, WYG Management Services, to search for the perfect construction partner to help deliver the vision.
Dave Corbin, Regional Director, WYG Management Services said: “We are committed to helping the school in its long term objectives and fully support the ethos of the governing body and school management. As well as project managing, WYG is also providing quantity surveying and CDM co-ordination services for the creation of the new build classrooms, internal refurbishments and an extension to the existing assembly hall/ gym to create a two form entry school.”
The school aims to retain its high education standards and faith based friendly village school setting while continuing to develop its uniquely scientific approach by championing operational solutions and new designs to environmental issues and the continual lowering of its carbon footprint.
Headteacher, Richard Dunne said “ Ashley School is the winner of the 2009 prestigious Ashden Award for Sustainability as a result of the outstanding work it is doing with children, families and the wider community in promoting sustainable living. The school leads by example, having cut its electricity usage by 50% and a further 20% in the last two years.”
Construction work is due to start in the summer of 2010 on the kitchen and hall and one of the classrooms blocks and the overall project should be completed by Summer 2011.
Image: courtesy of FDG architects