Lincoln Castle Academy expansion begins

Work has begun at Lincoln Castle Academy to expand its current teaching facilities to offer its 850+ pupils a new learning environment.

Once complete, the academy on Riseholme Road will boast a new textiles room, food technology room as well as a new library, all of which are expected to be ready for the new school term in September.

The academy’s servery area will also be refurbished to create a more open space to accommodate its growing number of pupils.

Regional contractor G F Tomlinson, which has delivered numerous educational projects with Scape over the last four years, will undertake most of the works during the summer holiday period to minimise disruption to the school.

Craig Stopper, frameworks manager at G F Tomlinson, said: “It’s fantastic to have started work on our first Regional Construction framework project and to have the opportunity to provide upgraded facilities for Lincoln Castle Academy.”

Matthew Stapleton, project manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The team at G F Tomlinson has been excellent at keeping the project moving on a very busy, live site and helping to meet the very tight timescales that we have for delivery.”

Louise Laming, headteacher at Lincoln Castle Academy, said: “The additional food room, improved textiles room and redesigned library and study suite will ensure students benefit from an inspirational environment.

“Students and staff are thrilled to receive this investment in our school.”