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First phase of new ‘carbon neutral’ school build completes

We have successfully completed the first phase of a new ‘state of the art’ school build at Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury.

We handed over the KS2 classrooms and the hub at the school in Featherbed Lane in time for the start of term and pupils are already enjoying the benefits of their new classrooms.

Designed by Shropshire Council’s Property Services Group (PSG) and specialist educational architect MHA Architects, the new build has used innovative building methods as part of the council’s ambitions to deliver more sustainable projects to meet its 2030 ‘zero’ carbon targets.

When completed, the new facilities at the school will include two nursery classrooms, four reception classrooms, eight classrooms for Key Stage 1, four classrooms for Key Stage 2, a pupil support hub, hall, kitchen, offices and meeting rooms. It will allow Sundorne Infant School and Nursery to move from its existing home at Corndon Crescent and relocate to the junior school site, enabling the Haughmond Federation to consolidate its infant and junior provision on a single site.

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Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said: “I am delighted to see the completion of the first phase of this flagship facility at Harlescott Junior school.

“Pupils will benefit from a state-of-the-art learning environment and the very latest facilities to help make sure they get the best possible outcome from their education.

“This is one of the many investments we are undertaking that will expand primary school provision in and around Shrewsbury. The new build would provide a range of spaces needed to respond to the increasing demand for pupil places and will give local children a greater opportunity to access education within the locality.”

Pave Aways’ Managing Director Steven Owen added: “We are proud to have completed the first stage of this new phase for education in north Shrewsbury in time for children to start the term learning in an exciting new environment.

“These are first class facilities that will provide the foundation for their education. We are continuing with the construction of the new KS1 building and further internal and external works that will deliver a vastly improved and more environmentally friendly school.”