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ISG breaks ground on Dorset primary

17 Jun 14 Dorset County Council has awarded ISG a £3.9m project to build a new primary school on the outskirts of the village of Pimperne, in the north of the county.

Current pupils mark the official start on site of the new Pimperne Primary School. They are joined by Len Vincent (far right) one of the school’s oldest former pupils
Current pupils mark the official start on site of the new Pimperne Primary School. They are joined by Len Vincent (far right) one of the school’s oldest former pupils

The current Pimperne Primary School has been relying pre-fabricated buildings to provide the required teaching capacity. With inadequate space to extend on the existing site, Dorset County Council has acquired a four and a half acre site on the edge of the village for a new 13,000 sq ft single-storey school.

ISG is scheduled to hand over in spring 2015.

From an initial design from Terence O'Rourke Ltd, the new steel-framed school building has been worked up by Dorset Property, part of the council, in collaboration with Children’s Services, the school, ISG and Roughton Structural Engineers. Locally-sourced materials including flint and larch cladding feature in the design. Sustainable measures include a green sedum roof and photovoltaic panels will supplement the school’s electrical demands

ISG is also putting in a new sports pitch, a multi-use games (MUGA) facility, habitat areas and a playground. 

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