A brand new state-of-the art Design Technology teaching and learning building has been completed at our local Lytham St. Anne’s High School. The £5.4m refurbishment and development project began in May 2019, with the removal and demolition of two vacant buildings, making way for the construction of a new single storey structure, to form the new DT building (pictured below).
Further works to enhance and improve teaching and learning areas also included the refurbishment of existing spaces within the school. This has provided four modernised classrooms and the creation of a new playground area.
This work has been carried out and managed by ENGIE, on behalf of Lancashire County Council and LSA. The Salford-based firm, which also has an office in Leyland, used locally based labour on the scheme.
Ray Baker, Headteacher at Lytham St Anne’s High School, proudly said, ‘What we have achieved here as a partnership is incredible. The old buildings were brought down without fuss, the school has been able to operate as normally as possible and the relationship we’ve formed with the ENGIE site team has been first class. Where decisions were needed, the school always felt like our best interests were being served and the building itself is beautiful, with an excellent quality finish.’
‘The subject of technology is a changing feast, but this building has created a truly modern and professional environment for children to learn and for adults to work. All in all, the school is delighted with the build and we can’t wait to start lessons in there!’
Alyson Seddon, Head of Education and Public Buildings at ENGIE, said, ‘This has been a fantastic project, forming a great partnership with Lancashire County Council and LSA, which has created an innovative new facility, and a fantastic and exciting future for the school and its community. Our purpose as a company is to improve lives through better working and living environments and we were pleased to not only bring our construction expertise to a scheme like this, but be involved in something that will positively benefit all the school’s staff and students for many years to come.’
Lytham St. Anne’s impressive new DT suite includes:
- 2 x Food Technology Rooms
- 1 x Food Preparation Room
- 2 x hard technology rooms (woodworking & metalworking)
- 1 x hard technology preparation room
- CAD CAM computer room
- Staff / meeting room
- Storerooms and WCs