Rihoy & Son went back to school this summer to ensure Vale Primary was ready for the new term. The work started in April and was finished at the end of August ready for the start of the school year.

Vale Primary School has merged with St. Sampson’s Infant School and the increase in pupil numbers meant the school needed to expand and refurbish some areas. The infant school will now have a three-form entry and teachers and staff from St. Sampson’s have also moved over to Vale.

Work on two new classrooms, additional toilet facilities and a new entranceway and the refurbishment of another classroom were completed within a tight timeframe and the project was delivered on time. The team was careful to cause as little disruption to the pupils and teaching staff as possible.

A former IT room was converted into a library and the main entrance was moved to create more secure access.

The classroom extension has been clad in granite to ensure it is in keeping with the rest of the school buildings.

‘The main challenge was working when the children were here,’ explained Dan Taylor, Project Manager, Rihoy & Son. ‘The team was delighted to be engaged on this project, the school is an integral part of the community and whilst the timeframe was tight we were able to finish in time for the new term.’


Posted: 24 September 2014