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Work to begin this week on Penrose School
THIS is a glimpse of the future awaiting students at Bridgwater's Penrose School.
Work is set to begin this week to demolish the single-storey school buildings in Albert Street, and replace them with modern facilities over two floors.
BAM Construction, which is behind the project, is also converting the one surviving building into a nursery.
The firm says the new 1,300sq metre building will provide “a more comfortable and better equipped learning environment” for the school's special educational needs pupils.
There will also be major landscaping works, including a winding 70-metre path, to reduce the problems caused by the site's slope.
Project manager Graham Holt said: “This is a very rewarding project to be involved in, and will significantly improve the day-to-day lives of pupils and teachers at Penrose School.
“We will work hard to ensure this scheme benefits the wider community, economy and environment as well as giving pupils suitable modern learning facilities.”
Students will be taught at Robert Blake, Elmwood and Chilton Trinity schools while the work takes place.
The new building should be completed this time next year.
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