Work has now commenced on the new primary school at New Lubbesthorpe in Blaby District, Leicestershire, with local councillors, landowners, architects and builders attending an event to mark the first spades in the ground.
Blaby District Council approved plans in April, submitted by the Drummond Estate, to construct a 420-place, two-form entry primary school which will cost nearly £7m to build, and is scheduled to open in September 2019. The school is part of a 1,000-acre development bringing 4,250 homes to the outskirts of Leicester, between Enderby and Leicester Forest East.
The 420 place school is the first of three new schools planned for the development, with a second primary school and a secondary school to be constructed as the community continues to grow.
It is being built by Clegg Construction, in collaboration with Bentley Project Management, and was designed by GSS Architecture.