ROOFING AND CLADDING company KGM has won a contract to work on a £14.2m schools project in Cambridgeshire.
The Peterborough-based company is installing the roof on the new building for Wintringham Primary Academy, which is part of Urban&Civic’s 162 hectare development in St Neots.
KGM Roofing was awarded the work by main contractor Morgan Sindall Construction.
MD for KGM, Jason Harvey, said, “This project will involve rolling 75 metre-long aluminium roofing sheets onto the new timber-built structure.
“We are using aluminium rather than traditional steel as it will give an alternative look and provide additional longevity.
“The finished building will look fantastic and we are really pleased to be a part of this project. It is our first contract with Morgan Sindall Construction and we hope it will be the start of a solid working relationship.
KGM Roofing started on site in December 2019 and will complete their works in March 2020.
The new school was designed by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architects dRMM. It will include a woodland grove at its centre that dRMM said ‘embodies the ethos of the academy’.
In addition, its slender, curved roof will offer shade and protection to outdoor learning spaces.
The new school building will provide places for just over 700 pupils aged three to 11.
Bob Ensch, Area Director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “This is an incredibly exciting project and we’re very much looking forward to continuing our close working relationship with Cambridgeshire County Council and Urban&Civic during the development of the new school.”
KGM Roofing is part of the Lindum Group, which is an employee-owned construction business founded in Lincoln in 1956. KGM Roofing is one of 12 divisions and specialises in roofing and cladding. It works on Lindum construction projects, as well as completing contracts for external clients.