One step closer for schools’ renovation

Artist's impression of what the new Longdean School build will look like
Artist's impression of what the new Longdean School build will look like
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Two Dacorum schools will soon benefit from long-awaited renovations as part of a £2billion government scheme to improve those most in need of repair.

Kings Langley School and Hemel Hempstead’s Longdean School are to be redeveloped under the national Priority School Building Programme – and both are among the first seven schools to have the work undertaken.

Longdean School joined Kings Langley School as one of the first to be renovated under the Priority Schools programme

Longdean School joined Kings Langley School as one of the first to be renovated under the Priority Schools programme

Planning permission for the ambitious builds was granted by Dacorum Borough Council’s development control committee in November, with additional applications submitted last week detailing conditions and non-material amendments.

At Longdean School early works are scheduled to take place from next month including the creation of a haul road and fencing around the construction compound, with development of the foundations expected around late March.

Headteacher Graham Cunningham said: “The entire construction process will to take place without affecting the day-to-day workings of the existing school.

“The handover of the new building is due to take place on target for the summer of 2016. We very much look forward to this time and are busy planning everything that will go into the new building along with the staffing, to provide a truly awesome experience for our students.”