09 September 2015
The new St Martin’s School building is now complete and ready to receive pupils.
The new school building, which will house a current total of 208 students and nursery pupils, meets modern curriculum needs.
The scheme for the new building was developed and designed by Jersey Property Holdings whose architects, building services engineers and project manager worked with the school and Education Department throughout to ensure that it met the aspirations of staff and the standards required for a modern school.
The recommendation for a new school was made following a feasibility study 2009. The construction was the most cost effective way of replacing the old building, which fell well below recommended standards and approved national guidelines.
Tribute to staff and the development team
In 2010 funding was approved for work to begin in 2013 on a new building on an adjacent field. The old school building will be handed back the Parish of St. Martin for them to use to support Parish initiatives and the local community. Jersey Property Holdings will be responsible for maintaining the new building.
Assistant Treasury Minister, Deputy Eddie Noel, who has responsibility for Jersey Property Holdings welcomed the completion of the £5.2M contract, and paid tribute both to the department’s design team and contractors and to the school’s staff for their collaboration in designing, developing and completing the project.
Deputy Noel said: “The new school is an excellent example of the high quality public buildings we can produce. St Martin now has a primary school which is equipped to serve the needs of its young people over the coming years.”
Education, Sport and Culture Minister Deputy Rod Bryans added: “This fantastic new building creates an exciting environment where our students can learn in a modern, flexible way that fosters their creativity. I would like to thank Jersey Property Holdings but also the dedicated staff at the school who have been involved right from the start and worked extremely hard on getting the details right for the school. They have put the educational the needs of the children at the forefront of every decision.”