Whitehouse Primary School expansion awarded Ipswich Society Award


A project to expand Whitehouse Primary school has been awarded an Ipswich Society Award 2017.

Whitehouse Primary School award 2017The award was presented by Ipswich Society President, Councillor. Sarah Barber, the Mayor of Ipswich, at an event in Ipswich last night.

The annexe at Whitehouse Primary School, providing six additional classrooms, was co-ordinated by Suffolk County Council, designed by Concertus and built by SEH French.

The Ipswich Society recognised the project as:

"An energetic, engaging addition to the school environment. It was fun and joyous in relating the colour and texture of the materials to the classes within, for pupils to enjoy texture and shape in the solid form of their own building."

In total, 16 buildings that have made a notable contribution to the townscape within the preceding two years were considered and 4 awards were given. The project to expand Whitehouse Primary School project achieved a Commendation, alongside The Old Bell Inn renovation, St Edmunds Road refurbishment and The Gates housing development.

Councillor Paul West, Cabinet member for Ipswich said:

“We are thrilled to have been recognised by the Ipswich Society for this award. The new classroom block at Whitehouse Primary school has provided much needed additional classrooms which have been well received by the many children and teachers who use them.

“A big thank you to our partners at Concertus, SEH French Construction and Whitehouse Primary School for their efforts in bringing this project to life.”