Following a successful tender process, Haringey Council has appointed building contractor Diamond Build PLC to refurbish and remodel elements of a primary school in Tottenham, London.

The £3.7m of on-site works will provide Chestnuts Primary School with two new classrooms, which will enable decanting during the programme and be retained on completion. Diamond Build will also be responsible for refurbishing sections of the building’s fabric, including the school’s roof, and installing new windows and repairing brickwork.

To improve energy efficiency, the team will upgrade the heating and water system along with new loft insulation and install new emergency lighting, fire alarms and data cabling.

Matthew Thomas, Operations Director at Diamond Build PLC said: “This is a crucial project for the school, which will overhaul many of the existing services.

“All the work will be carried out while the school remains open, so will require a carefully managed decanting programme. This will enable the staff to continue with the day-to-day delivery of education onsite while we deliver the upgrades.

“As a contractor with vast experience of working in occupied sites, we will be working closely with the school to minimise disruption and ensure children’s learning is not affected.”

The works are scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2022.

The Tottenham-based contractor, which specialises in public sector projects, has worked with Haringey Council for more than 40 years.

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