October 12, 2022

Planning approval granted to expand a local school in Wingerworth

3D drawing of new Hunloke Park Primary School building

Planning approval has officially been granted for Hunloke Park Primary School to expand. The scheme, funded by Derbyshire County Council, compromises a detached three-class modular block, which will help relieve the pressure the school is under due to housing developments in the area.

The design of the new KS1 classroom will complement the existing school, improving facilities and massively improving the current accommodation constraints for all pupils.

The new building, designed by Concertus Design and Property Consultants, consists of three individual classrooms, a central lobby, toilets, and a small storeroom. An independent canopy has been incorporated on the western side to encourage flow between the classrooms and the outdoor play areas. Landscape planting has also been introduced across the site, where native shrub species will provide valuable stops for local pollinators.

Russell Short, Principal Architectural Designer from Concertus said, “We are pleased to be working for Derbyshire County Council to expand Hunloke Park Primary School. Incorporating modular construction into this project reduces design costs and saves crucial time, ensuring local children have essential places within the school at a faster rate.”

The lead contractor has now been confirmed as Ideal Building Systems. The development has since commenced on site.