Work is getting underway on a £5million scheme to amalgamate a Beverley primary school’s infant and junior schools into a brand new building on a single site.
The new school and nursery unit for St Nicholas Primary School is being built on the infant school site in Holme Church Lane. The new building will enable the school to accommodate 420 pupils, plus the nursery.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council project is being managed by the council’s building and design team and funded by the Government’s schools capital grant, a mixture of schools condition capital and basic need funding. The contractors are the Hall Construction Group Ltd, based in Hull.
Work will start on the site on 31 May and the scheduled completion date for the new building is 11 July 2017. This will allow the school to move across from the existing infant and junior buildings ready to start in the new school at the start of the 2017 autumn term.
External works, including the demolition of the current infant building and nursery are programmed for completion by 27 September 2017.