April 2022

Kingsway New Build 2022

New school building – planning application

We are excited to let you know that a planning application will soon be submitted for a new building at the school.

The new building will be three storeys and developed on part of the existing hard play area at the back of the school (to the east of the site in proximity to the Stiups Lane site access). It will provide new science laboratories and technology classrooms, as the current science and technology block is no longer fit for purpose.

The existing building will be demolished once the new building has been brought into use. In place of the demolished building, a new landscaped courtyard with a high level canopy will be created. Both the new building and the canopy will include solar panels on the roof to help to achieve sustainable design goals and to tackle climate change.

There will be no change to existing vehicle or pedestrian routes into the school site, and there will be no impact on the existing car parks or the playing fields within the site. There will be no change to staff and pupil numbers; and during the build process the school will remain fully operational.

This development is funded by the Department for Education as part of their School Rebuilding Programme. Tilbury Douglas Construction has been selected by the Department for Education to design and build the new building. Tilbury Douglas is a national construction company with lots of experience of building schools.

Please click HERE to view a document that outlines our proposals in more detail ahead of the planning application submission.

Please click HERE to see our summary information flyer.

We are also holding a drop-in event at the school for anyone that wants to find out more or to ask any questions. The session will run from 4.30pm to 7pm on Monday 4th April and you can drop-in at any time.

If you have any comments or queries on the current proposals, please send these to Kingsway-Park-High-School.uk@avisonyoung.com by 13th April 2022.

Tilbury Douglas will be submitting the planning application later in April 2022. Once the application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via Rochdale Council’s Planning Portal:

https://publicaccess.rochdale.gov.uk/online-applications/

Subject to achieving planning permission, construction will start on site in Autumn 2022. We are aiming to complete the new building by Autumn 2023, and then works will continue to demolish the existing building and to create the landscaped courtyard and canopy until Spring 2024. Segregated access for construction will be from Stiups Lane and Turf Hill Road.

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Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
Rochdale
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Posted by Maxine Parratt