The contribution of 40 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete was used within the school’s new two-storey, eco-friendly early years building, which will also act as a community space.
Chris Hudson, Managing Director of Asphalt & Readymix at Aggregate Industries, comments: “As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community in which we operate, we are proud to be able to support Swannington Primary School’s expansion project, which will enable it to grow whilst maintaining small class sizes. The new building will also provide a rural venue for a local youth club and meeting rooms for community groups.”
The building, which is being funded through money raised by the school’s own charity, Swannington Primary and Community Expansion (SPACE), is set to become the most sustainable new school building in Leicestershire, utilising Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) technology to ensure it’s highly energy efficient, sound resistant and durable - ideal for a school classroom.
Andrew Mawdsley, Executive Headteacher at Swannington Primary School, comments: “As this project doesn’t qualify for government or local authority funding, we are appreciative of the support provided by Aggregate Industries. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support we have received from everyone who has and continues to support this project.”
The SPACE Charity is very keen to hear from any other local businesses and organisations who might wish to also support this ongoing project.