The handover of the new Harrington Junior School building in Long Eaton has been completed. The school, which was rebuilt after it was destroyed by a fire in 2020, will welcome pupils back in September.
The project was designed by Concertus Property & Design Consultants and completed by Ashe Construction. The new school includes six new classrooms, a main hall, group rooms, SEN support space and the building is fitted with solar panels.
Councillor Alex Dale, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “It’s great to see the new school building completed. The fire was devastating to the entire school and the wider local community and it’s fantastic that pupils will be welcomed back this term into their new permanent school building.
“Schools are at the heart of local communities, and we’ve worked hard to deliver the new building as quickly as possible. I know staff and pupils will be looking forward to moving into the new space and it marks an exciting chapter for the school after a difficult few years. I look forward to visiting and hope the school and wider Long Eaton community enjoys this new space for many years to come.”
Paul Cockayne, Associate Director at Concertus said, “It’s been an honour to partner with Derbyshire County Council and work alongside Ashe Construction in successfully delivering the new Harrington Junior School. The community was devastated following the fire at the original school and we are pleased to have been involved in the delivery of this superb scheme, which has allowed pupils to return in time for a new school year and continue their education journey in a new and enhanced setting.”