Mount Tamar School, Plymouth

Programme: 30 weeks

Value: £650k

Catering for pupils aged 4 to 16, who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to be successful within mainstream schools, Mount Tamar School specialises in supporting young people with social and emotional difficulties, as well as those who require additional needs.

Successfully receiving funding to create additional residential facilities to provide extra support for students and their families, the school undertook an extensive refurbishment and extension project. The extensive works included refurbishing a ten-bedroom hostel, ground floor classrooms, kitchens and adult spaces, as well as creating a second storey timber frame extension and converting its garage block into a reception.

All works were undertaken safely within a live school environment, with the construction phase lasting just 30 weeks. The addition of the new high-quality facilities means Mount Tamar School can now ensure every student reaches their full potential, within a safe and welcoming school environment.