First Connect Classroom Block Opened

Angelina Padovano
Representatives from Faithful+Gould attended the opening of the first Connect classroom block in Glossop, Derbyshire.

Connect was launched last year by Faithful+Gould, Scape and Derbyshire County Council (DCC). The Connect system provides standardised classroom extensions which have the benefits of high quality traditional extensions but with the added benefit of being, on average, six months faster and 30% cheaper than traditional methods, therefore saving clients both time and money.

Connect exemplifies that there needn’t be an extortionate expense to produce high quality, future proof educational spaces.

Jeremy Goacher, Derby County Council's Director of Corporate Property

The children at St. James’ Primary will now be the first in the country to benefit from the innovatively constructed new classrooms with the development replacing buildings dating back to the 1960s. The new classrooms provide a high quality, bright and well ventilated learning environment which will benefit the pupils. Solar panels help to provide power to the building in an efficient and environmentally sustainable way.

Jeremy Goacher, director of corporate property at DCC, said, "This is a great new learning environment – it’s essential that children can be properly educated in facilities that will give them the best possible chance of learning success. Connect exemplifies that there needn’t be an extortionate expense to produce high quality, future proof educational spaces."

Hopefully this will be the first of many Connect classrooms to be constructed, helping to improve the learning environment for as many children as possible...

Alex Wakefield, Faithful+Gould's Regional Director

On the completion of the first Connect school Alex Wakefield, regional director at Faithful+Gould, added, "It is excellent to see the first Connect building now it is completed. Hopefully this will be the first of many Connect classrooms to be constructed, helping to improve the learning environment for as many children as possible across the country in an efficient and cost effective manner."

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