Construction of £10m primary school begins

Work on a £10m primary school in Huddersfield is underway.

Kirklees Council has appointed BAM Construction to create Beaumont Primary Academy in Huddersfield, which has been funded by the council.

The scheme follows the completion of the 420 place Royds Hall Primary School building, which BAM has also delivered, and before that, a new Huddersfield Leisure Centre.

BAM construction director Jason Pink said: “It’s taken a while to get to site because of site complications, and it will be built in the grounds of Moor End Academy.

“It is a two storey building with brickwork and render, located close to Beaumont Park. As such, we’re working with Friends of Beaumont Park to find ways we can add some value to the area.”

BAM’s team is headed by Danny Walsh, who managed Royds Hall, and they have taken an open and communicative approach to the local community.

Mr Walsh said: “We are using local companies wherever possible – already we’ve engaged Littlewoods Joinery from Huddersfield and Crossways Scaffold from Halifax. A neighbourhood group will act as a liaison point for our community relations, and we’ll meet them regularly.”

The school has been designed by BAM Design (architecture, structures and MEP) and BAM will deliver its own mechanical and electrical works through BAM Services Engineering.

The completed school will be handed over for start of autumn term in 2018.

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