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Work begins on £2.2m Manningham school extension
Work has begun on a £2.2 million project to build seven extra classrooms at a Bradford primary school.
Construction firm Strategic Team Group will be carrying out the project, on behalf of Bradford Council, after undertaking a number of other projects over the past 18 months to improve and extend existing facilities as the authority aims to cater for the growing number of young children in the Bradford area.
Staff, governors and pupils oversaw the ground-breaking ceremony, all eager to see work begin on their new school.
Headteacher Paul Terry said: “This marks a special day for us. Our pupils, staff and governors are very excited that this work is getting underway. The new classrooms will provide a great environment for all to learn and succeed.”
The project, which started when the summer term ended and will be completed by June, 2013, will see the demolition of the caretaker’s bungalow, and the construction of a new extension to form seven new classrooms.
A community facility will be created at the rear of the car park and a playground area at the north eastern corner of the school. Plus there will be a reconfiguration of external areas including some car park remodelling.
Councillor Ralph Berry , Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for children and young people, said: “It’s very good news that we are able to provide more teaching space at Margaret MacMillan.
“The excellent new facilities that are being built will be a big benefit to both pupils, teachers and the local community, and will help offer the young people who attend them the best start in life.”
Charles Tweed, Strategic Team Group’s business development director, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a large project, which tops off a highly-successful year for Strategic Team Group.”