• Lindum has completed the refurbishment of Priory Academy LSST to improve facilities for staff and students. 
  • The two phase project involved moving the school’s library, and creating a new arts and drama block and staff hub.
  • The Priory Lincoln Academy site will now be converted it into technical and study rooms for post-16 courses including BTECs and the new national T-Level qualifications.

Lindum Group has finished refurbishment work at a Lincoln school to improve resources for students and create a modern, high-quality workplace for staff.

As part of a two-phase plan at The Priory Academy LSST’s Clayton Road site, Lindum completed alterations to what had previously been a library, lecture hall, exams suite, and arts and drama classrooms.

The work has created a space to bring together The Priory Federation of Academies Trust’s support departments, including its HR, IT, Finance and Estates teams, as well as its apprenticeships, careers and teacher training arms.

One of the new classrooms created for students at LSST

Andrew Graves, the Trust’s Capital Projects Manager, said: “The expertise and professionalism of the Lindum operation has been evident throughout the project. We now have additional, enhanced student facilities and a modern, practical workplace – all ahead of schedule.”

LSST’s library has already been relocated to a larger space, while a new purpose-built arts and drama block was completed and opened last year.

In bringing together support staff in one location, the Trust is also now able to repurpose former office space at its Priory Lincoln Academy site on Skellingthorpe Road, converting it into technical and study rooms for post-16 courses including BTECs and the new national T-Level qualifications.

New meeting room created for staff

The Trust, founded in 2008 with three member schools, now runs 13 academies and multiple training platforms in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Its Clayton Road project has seen the creation of new offices and meeting rooms, together with staff facilities and a visitors’ reception area.

Shaun Cass, Lindum Group Construction Manager, said: “The handover of this newly refurbished block marks the end of a year-long project to improve the facilities offered to both the Priory workforce and the Trust’s students.

“We are also thrilled to have been able to support LSST and its students by creating a fantastic new library and stand-alone arts and drama block, as well as improving the exam facilities, including the installation of one-to-one rooms for those who need extra support.”

The project was procured through the SCAPE Regional Construction framework, which is designed to drive collaboration, efficiency, time and cost savings.

Mark Robinson, Group Chief Executive at SCAPE, said: “We are delighted to have worked with our partner, Lindum Group to help accelerate the school’s refurbishment work forward. At SCAPE, we are committed to delivering projects which leaves a lasting legacy for local communities and this project was no different. Pupils and teachers will now be able to benefit from a high-quality and enhanced learning environment.”