Staff and students at Platt Primary School excitedly moved into their brand new school building this month, ready for the first term of the 2021-22 academic year.

The new one form entry School was handed over to Kent County Council by Baxall who delivered the 1250m2 new building for the start of the new term.

The School was delivered using a prefabricated off site system, manufactured by Streif. The use of Streif’s advanced closed panel walls improves installation efficiency, reduces waste and improves on the programme. The panels come to site pre-insulated, sheathed and with windows and doors installed to maximise quality.

As well as the usual classrooms, sports hall and catering kitchen, the students will benefit from a dedicated design and technology room, multi-use games area and ‘forest school’. The forest school has been specially developed in the adjacent woodland to give the students an experience outside the classroom and will encourage them to learn more about the environment and nature.

The former School building, located less than a mile away, will eventually be demolished once the School take full occupation of their new home.

B&M provided Quantity Surveying services on the £4.6m scheme on behalf of Kent County Council.

Photos courtesy of Scott Wishart and Platt Primary School via Twitter