Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

Education focus in Dagenham

By Marco Cillario - Fri 14 October 2016, 12:59 pm

A new vocational training facility has been provided in Dagenham and space has been extended at a primary school for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Award-winning construction firm Jerram Falkus has worked across two sites on Sydney Russell School: parts of the school building on Fanshawe Crescent were converted from an adult college to a primary and a new site for the college was built on Parsloes Avenue. Work started at the end of March and was completed on 26 September.

The adult college was built using a modular method: 34 modules were constructed off-site and then moved to Parsloes Avenue. It is the developer’s first modular built scheme.

The primary school was provided with a new entrance to the music services area, including a single storey extension to provide staff facilities, offices and meeting rooms.

The part of the building previously occupied by the adult college was converted into a dining hall with kitchen space, a music store and a library. The former dining facility was redeveloped into a staff room.

The school’s playgrounds were extended through the removal of a series of parking spaces to the rear of the building.

Jerram Falkus recently won the Building Safety Group Member of the Year South East health and safety award at a ceremony in Oxfordshire. 

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