New primary for Wellingborough

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE County Council has submitted a planning application for a new primary school on Irthlingborough Road at the heart of the new Stanton Cross community.

Subject to approval from Wellingborough Borough Council’s Planning Committee, the school will eventually welcome 420 pupils between the ages of four and 11 from September 2022. Construction is scheduled to get underway in summer 2021 on the two-storey building. Proposals include classrooms, a main hall and kitchen, plus a playground and soft play area, as well as a dedicated children’s centre for younger pupils. 


The McAvoy Group is principal contractor on the project, a specialist in offsite modern methods of construction. The new building is designed to provide a stimulating educational space and complement the wider environment created by Stanton Cross Developments. It will give priority toSURGO Construction has begun work on a second key multi-million-pound project for Middlesbrough College.Last September Surgo’s team started work on a design and build contract to extend the college’s STEM Centre at its Middlehaven campus by 1100 sqm. The project, which received £2.7m of DfE funding, is being constructed to enable the college to deliver a higher level of technical training, as the sole deliverer of Institute of Technology (IoT) accredited courses in the Tees Valley.This latest project to get underway will see the contractor deliver the T Levels Digital Centre (Digital Centre), a new buildExpansion for Middlesborough College’s STEM centre pedestrians and cyclists, ensuring the school has a safe and secure layout to encourage more environmentally-friendly methods of travel for pupils and staff alike.


To support a commitment to sustainable development at Stanton Cross, new native tree species and hedgerows will be planted on the northern boundary of the school and within the proposed car parking. This will help to enhance the site’s ecology and aesthetics, while naturally blending into the surrounding landscape. 


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