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Kay Elliott to redevelop Torquay primary school

Architects Kay Elliott has been appointed by Torbay Council to work on a £2.75 million redevelopment of Ellacombe Primary School, Torquay

In the first £600,000 phase of the project, the firm is designing a Foundation Unit for the school, which is expected to take two full classes and a future nursery. The building will include a large double-height, open-plan teaching space with a direct link to a green walled garden.

The project is due to be completed by Easter 2010.

Mark Muir, director of Kay Elliott, said ‘Having drawn up a master plan for the school, we’re delighted to be delivering phase one, which has been designed primarily as a behavioural management tool to assist the school improve educational outcome from point of entry.’

Kay Elliott won the project following its recent appointment to Torbay Council’s £85 million local development framework.

Project data

Architects: Kay Elliott
Location: Torquay
Type Of Project: Phase 1 New Foundation Unit for Ellacombe Primary school
Structural Engineers: Clarke Bond Exeter
Project Architect: Mark Muir
Design Team: Nairn Gower, Dan Warry, Rob McGuiness
Client: Torbay Council
Funding: Local Education Authority
Tender date: August 2009
Start on site date: 12 October 2009
Contract duration: Until 10 May 2010
Form of contract and/or procurement: JCT Standard Form of Contract
Total cost: £625,000
M&E consultant: Atkins
Quantity surveyor: Hills
Planning supervisor: Hills
Main contractor: Coyde Construction

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