Diamond Build PLC has secured a £4.4m contract to refurbish a Surrey-based primary school.

Located in Guildford, Bramley Oak Academy caters for boys aged 5-11 with Special, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The project will enable the school to reach wider numbers of children requiring SEMH support and provide a more suitable environment for learning.

Diamond Build PLC will be responsible for transforming a two-storey building spanning 1,700 sq m. Internal walls will be demolished to create larger teaching spaces, followed by structural works and a full fit out. The entire mechanical and electrical system will be replaced and new partitions, ceilings, doors, fixtures and fittings installed. The scope of works also includes associated landscaping and perimeter fencing.

Working to a tight construction programme, Diamond Build PLC is scheduled to be on site for 37 weeks.

Simon Wildes, Commercial Director at Diamond Build PLC, said: “This is an extensive refurbishment which we will be delivering in four phases. The first two will need to be completed by the beginning of September, ensuring a significant part of the work is carried out during the summer holidays.

“The remaining works will be completed while the school is occupied and will require very stringent measures to minimise the impact on pupils and staff. We will be working closely with the school to make sure the children’s SEMH needs are considered throughout the project, including minimising noise.”

Bramley Oak Academy is part of London South East Academies Trust. The Trust comprises eight schools located in Bromley, Bexley and Surrey, offering high quality mainstream, special and alternative provision for children and young people across the region.

Diamond Build PLC has delivered a wide range of building projects for the education sector, including new builds and refurbishments for special educational needs (SEN) schools.

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