27 March 2018
Local councillors and business leaders gathered to celebrate the topping out of a new free school being built on Lime Avenue in Oulton.
The Limes Primary Academy will be run by the REAch2 Academy Trust and initially offer 60 places in Reception with a capacity to eventually accommodate 420 children.
The school building, designed by Concertus and built by Barnes Construction, is a mix of single and two storey interlinked blocks, providing a focal point within the surrounding housing developments. Building work started on the school in July last year, and when completed in the early Autumn, the academy will also have a pre-school on site offering 30 places to the local community.
Pictured is Cllr James Reeder, with Mark Bailey from Barnes Construction and David Osborne from Concertus.
Cllr Reeder commented: "The academy has been designed to be adaptable and flexible, so it can be used by the local community outside the school day. It’s great to see that the school building is progressing well, and there is no doubt that when completed, this will be an exciting development for Oulton, providing much-needed additional school places to the area."
Head Teacher Kate Cracknell said: “We are very pleased with the progress being made on site. The Limes Primary Academy will offer exceptional opportunities for learning for everyone in a building which we hope will become the central hub of the community.”