20th Oct, 2020

Blackminster School revamp nears completion as pupils enjoy new facilities

THE REVAMP of Evesham’s Blackminster Middle School is nearing completion.

Last February the school, which is rated good by Ofsted, was identified as needing extensive refurbishment.

The work began in summer 2018 and will be completed this month.

The school will have two new science labs and an upgraded food technology, graphics and art and textiles area.

Some aspects are already in operation and the science labs have been used since October.

The school’s playground has also been resurfaced and new security gates installed.

Blackminster School headteacher Lorna Button said: “The new labs have been in use since October and the resistant materials area since January.

“So far, students love the refurbishment and we’re all very pleased to have these state-of-the-art facilities available to us.”

Coun Marcus Hart, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member with responsibility for education and skills said: “The work at Blackminster Middle School means students and teachers alike can be inspired and creative in state-of-the-art surroundings. I’ve seen the new areas of the school and it looks fantastic.”

The scheme was designed by Jacobs (UK) Ltd and the work was undertaken by Hill Interior Contracts Ltd.

The project will be managed by Place Partnership Ltd.

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