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Ulverston school gets all clear for £3m development

PLANS for a multi-million pound investment at Ulverston Victoria High School has been given the go-ahead.

Artist's impression of block A - New Glazed Corridor COPYRIGHT: TaylorYoung

Cumbria County Council is investing £3m on developing the school.

The scheme, which was approved by county council planning officers on Tuesday, includes adding a fully glazed corridor to the school as well as an extension to the library block and a brand new classroom.

New computer facilities, a sixth form resource area and a Special Educational Needs suite with a physiotherapy room will also be added.

Work is expected to start during the autumn term and be completed by summer 2015.

Extensive improvement will also be carried out on the existing school buildings at the same time.

Councillor David Southward, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for property, said: “This scheme is going to transform Ulverston Victoria High School and will benefit pupils and staff both in the near future and for many years to come.

“The project’s a real landmark moment in the school’s history and the design that’s been developed overcomes the shortcomings of the existing main buildings while retaining the school’s identity.”

“As well as requiring revamping from an educational point of view, the current ageing buildings are expensive to maintain so the transformation will also have the advantage of reducing running costs.”

Roger Cahalin, Assistant Headteacher at UVHS, said: “We are extremely grateful to Cumbria County Council for the support they have shown the school in financing this ambitious project.”

“The new buildings will significantly enhance the educational experience for all our students. We are looking forward to the commencement of the project and enjoying the impact it will undoubtedly have.”

Have your say

Cosmetic changes again when it's the teaching and education of our kids that needs to be the focus of investment.

Posted by Dave Houston on 7 September 2014 at 00:06

What? A nice new modern building providing a improvement to the town and no objections or complaints from the disgracefull minority group (KUS) that speaks for all of ulverston.
Oh yes its not in their backyard is it?

Posted by Well done UVHS on 30 August 2014 at 11:19

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