Work has started on a £500,00 new build technology block for West Hill School in Stalybridge. Staff and students joined representatives from the governors and Clement Dickens for a traditional sod cutting ceremony at the Tameside school.
The Fylde Coast contractor has been appointed to deliver the new two storey building, which is scheduled for completion by April 2013. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art technology laboratory and general classroom space, and will replace the existing temporary classrooms.
West Hill is an all boys comprehensive with specialist science status. Funding for the development was secured by the governors from the Education Funding Agency. Mr Fildes, chairman of the governors, said: “We are delighted at the prospect of a new building on the school site which will enrich the educational experience of our students.”