Hawksworth Wood Primary School expansion gets green light


Council chiefs have approved the start work to expand Hawksworth Wood Primary School in a bid to meet increasing demand for school places.

A council report has given the green light to spending £2 million on the first phase of works at the school.

Work will include internal remodelling to four classrooms, pupil toilets and expansion and refurbishment of the kitchen and upgrade of existing services.

Classroom works are expected to be finished in time for the new school year in September, while the kitchen should be finished by October.

The second – and main – phase of work to will be completed by August 2018, and will include:

  • A new one-storey extension which will provide four key stage 2 classrooms.
  • An expansion of the current car park and building a new MUGA.
  • The removal of a driveway to allow a sports pitch to be laid out on a new grassed area.

The overall cost for the scheme, which will increase capacity from 210 pupils to 420 pupils, is £4 million.

The extra pupil numbers will be achieved by increasing the admission number from 30 to 60 in a bid to meet the increased demand for primary school places across the Kirkstall, Burley and Hawksworth Wood estate area.

Read the full council report here.

Farsley Farfield boiler works

Meanwhile, council chiefs have also given the go ahead to spending  £117,664 on boiler replacement works at Farsley Farfield Primary School. The work will be carried out by Leeds Building Services (LBS).

The report adds:

“Particular concerns with regard to asbestos will be identified by undertaking appropriate surveys prior to work commencing.

“Removal of asbestos will be undertaken, as required, out of school hours with suitably qualified specialists being appointed to carry out works, and to undertake testing to current legislative standards with full notification to the Health and Safety Executive.”

The report can be read in full here.




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