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Top marks for steel at Norwich school

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Construction work is underway on a 420-place steel-framed primary school near Norwich.

AC Bacon Engineering, working on behalf of RG Carter, is fabricating, supplying and erecting 184t of steelwork for the project as well as installing precast planks and stairs

The new two-storey project will be a second primary school for the growing village of Cringleford, which is due to see around 1,300 new homes built.

There will be car parking for staff and visitors, including electric charging spaces, and external hard and soft surfaced outdoor play areas.

The design of the building is said to reduce net carbon in the operational energy demands of the school and respects the local area and new housing. The school will have solar panels, passive stack natural ventilation, air source heat pumps and an all-electric kitchen.

Cllr Penny Carpenter, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s really exciting to see work starting, it demonstrates the council’s commitment to making sure there are the right number of school places so children can go to school in their local communities.”

The school is due to open in September next year.

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