Building work starts on £2.7m King’s Lynn school expansion

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Builders have started work on a £2.7 million expansion of a Lynn primary school.

St Martha’s Catholic Primary School will have eight additional classrooms, an extended kitchen facility, new school hall and multi-use games area under the building project.

The new teaching block is due to be completed next year and will allow the school to increase its numbers from 210 places to 420.

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been appointed to carry out the expansion.

The firm will also deliver hard and soft external landscaping including new planting areas, additional foot paths and a new school car park.

Headteacher Aidan McGovern said: “This is a very exciting development for the school and will allow us to welcome more pupils and cater to the growing demand driven by the rising number of families in the local area.

“Our pupils are already enjoying seeing their new class spaces begin to take shape and the staff are eagerly awaiting the brand new assembly hall and much needed extension to our kitchen facilities.”

Gavin Napper, Morgan Sindall area director, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to this important scheme, which will expand and upgrade St Martha’s Primary.”