Work on the development of a new £11m primary school in Aylesbury has now completed, being delivered on time and on budget for Buckinghamshire Council.
Kingsbrook View Primary Academy, which is run by the Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust, will provide 420 school places and 52 nursery places. Along with its school facilities, it comes complete with car parking, including electric charging points, a cycle and scooter storage area, multi-use games area, hard and soft play areas, and grass playing pitch.
Leading independent property, construction, and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has provided project and cost management services for the construction of the school and all associated external works and services connections.
Through a close collaboration with key stakeholders, including the client, the scheme’s contractor, Morgan Sindall, and the developer, Barratt David Wilson Homes, the new school has been delivered on time and on budget.
John Clarke, Director for Project Management at Pick Everard, said: “We’re very pleased to have worked in partnership with the wider project team to deliver this brand-new school for students in the Aylesbury area.
“As with any project, certain challenges arose throughout the development, which were solved through positive, proactive collaboration and management across the project team.
“We are proud of the whole team’s resolute commitment to maintaining the highest quality of service, and to keeping the project on schedule without increasing the budget for the client.”
Alongside the benefit of a new school for local children, there have been a range of observable benefits for the community. This has included on site apprenticeships and the dedication to local supply chain use, which throughout the project has seen more than £5m spend with local suppliers for services and supplies — all feeding into local economic growth.
Adrian Ceney, Partner at Pick Everard, said: “At Pick Everard, we are always looking to see how we can maximise the local benefits in any areas we work in. Throughout the project, site tours, visits, and career presentations were delivered for pupils in the local area. We regularly attended jobs and careers fairs in the area and participated in the Buckinghamshire Skills Show, all looking to promote careers within the construction industry to the next generation.
“To know that we have provided an excellent, high-quality education facility for students is fantastic, and it’s made all the better to know that we have collectively created benefits for the wider community too.”
Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, commented: “This is a truly wonderful building. The facilities are second to none and will provide a great learning environment for the current and future pupils. The building has sustainable credentials such as solar panels on the roof and the building fabric is designed to ensure it is thermally efficient thereby reducing the carbon emissions, which will help the Council meet its Carbon reduction targets. I hope the pupils, teachers, staff and local community enjoy the new facilities for many years to come.