On Friday 4th October, Acivico joined the staff and students of Moor Hall Primary School in Sutton Coldfield, representatives from the local authorities and building contractor Balfour Beatty CSUK, to celebrate the opening of the school’s new educational facilities.  The new school building, designed and project managed by Acivico, was officially opened with the unveiling of a school plaque by Amy Dickson, world renowned classical saxophonist.

To celebrate the event, Amy Dickson offered a rare private rendition to a select audience of delighted staff, students, construction team and members of the authority and local community.

The new £3.2m building boasts a two new storey block, containing eight classrooms and offering the community double the capacity of extremely well sought after student placements, in a fantastic environment.

The new block incorporates innovative design features, which are both economically designed with the use of light tunnels to areas of the building and a unique cladding design offering both an aesthetically pleasing and economical solution.

Andrew Steggall, Headteacher of Moor Hall Primary School said, ’We are delighted with our new building which presents new opportunities for our children.  The children and staff now work in a clean, modern environment with much improved facilities.  The design has provided us with a light and spacious environment which can only have a positive impact on children’s learning.  In the past months, we have been working closely with BEP Arts and classical saxophonist Amy Dickson.  The opening ceremony showcased some of the wonderful work the children produced, inspired by Amy Dickson’s music.  We would like to thank the team from Acivico, Balfour Beatty and the local authority who did everything they could to ensure that the building process was smooth and caused minimal disruption.’

The event was completed with the cutting of the ribbon to consummate the ceremony and a celebratory cake, which was enjoyed by the students.

Alan McBeth, Principal Architect at Acivico said, ‘I am delighted with the result of the  new extension to Moor Hall Primary School.  It is a truly modern architectural building with specially designed internal and external features that give the building its own identity. The development has provided much needed new classrooms enabling an additional 210 pupils to join this ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated school this year. The building was designed and delivered on site by the Acivico team, who developed a very close relationship with the school that was crucial to the success of the project”.

Chris Davis, Site Manager at the school explains“ We at Balfour Beatty are extremely proud to be associated with the delivery of the new extension block at Moorhall primary school. Our close working relationship with the staff at the school was very special in delivering the vision and passion led by headmaster Andrew Steggall. We wish Andrew, his staff and all pupils every success in the future.”