Work on the £8m project to rebuild Ashurst Primary School in Blackbrook is nearing completion, with pupils and staff getting ready to move in after the Easter break.
Council Leader David Baines, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Cllr Nova Charlton, and ward councillors Andy Bowden, Anthony Burns and Linda Maloney visited the school today for a first look courtesy of Council property services officers and staff from the developer Kier Construction.
David Baines says: “The new school building is absolutely fantastic, and nothing less than the children and the whole school family deserve.
It features spacious modern classrooms, a large hall and dining facilities, breakout rooms, a large library, playgrounds, outdoor space for reception and nursery, a dedicated breakfast/after school club room, and solar panels on the roof which should generate enough electricity to make the school self-sufficient.
I’m very proud that our Labour council has delivered this, and it’s credit to our Blackbrook Labour councillors who have fought for it and seen it through.
Pupils and staff will be moving in after Easter, and I can’t wait to see it in a few weeks time when it’s properly come to life.”