Wraps are off £2.2m project at port school

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

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This is the first peek inside a £2.2m extension at a Fleetwood school.

Work is now complete on a huge project to extend and improve Larkholme Primary School in Fleetwood.

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

It saw part of the school demolished and then rebuilt to extend the junior and infant buildings.

More than a third of the premises were redeveloped to provide upgraded teaching facilities, two new pedestrian accesses, an outdoor play area and equipment, gates surrounding the boundaries of the school, a new cycle shelter and a state-of-the-art outdoor classroom.

The Windermere Avenue school has also benefitted from new landscaping outside.

Headteacher Val Pilkington-Smith, said: “We are so pleased with the finished result and the children and staff are extremely impressed with the new buildings and outdoor playing area. Parents have also expressed positive feedback to the new main entrance which offers a much improved look from the road.

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

The first look inside the revamped Larkholme School, after a �2.2m project was completed.

“We are delighted with the extension to the hall which will be used to deliver wider ranging PE activities. The new studio will enable us to offer more audio visual activities using the latest technologies.

“Having previously been spread over two separate buildings, the school now comes together under one roof which has a very positive impact on the community feel of the school.”

Preston-based Conlon Construction undertook the project. Construction director Michael Conlon said: “The buildings offer a great learning and teaching environment for everyone.”

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