Merchant Taylors’ Junior & Infants School

The two-phase Stanfield redevelopment delivers a two storey extension, forming new classrooms, specialist teaching rooms and offices to enhance the schools' facilities for the next generation of pupils.

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Phase one of the project completed and phase two, which comprises rebuilding the back of the school, was finalised in early 2015.

The project includes partial demolition of the existing buildings and the formation of a new horizontal extension linked to the remaining original buildings. The extension will provide a new reception, several classrooms, a dining hall and kitchen. External works will create a new children's play area.

Whilst on site, Eric Wright Construction has been involving the pupils in the development of their new buildings. The project manager has completed talks with reception children on health and safety, whilst junior pupils watched a demonstration on concrete production and attended a talk on suspension bridges and bridge making.

Following an event at which England Captain, Steven Gerrard signed a steel girder to mark the school's investment in their new facilities, pupils attended a brick signing; each placed their name on a numbered brick which will be used to construct one of the walls, leaving their mark on the building for many years to come.

All works have been carried out on a live site environment with the school remaining operational throughout.

Client: Merchant Taylors' Schools

Location: Crosby

Duration: 73 Weeks

Completion: February 2015

Value: £5m