Hatchlands School - Build update
Planning permission was granted in October for the new school to be built on the site of the former law courts in Hatchlands Road.
The new building will be a modular design and is constructed off site in a factory in Yorkshire. This has huge benefits to our project as it will dramatically reduce any lost working time due to adverse weather conditions we may have.
The Reigate & Banstead Council Planning Committee need to issue the official notification of their approval for our plans. Prior to this, they will need to produce a Section 106 agreement, which we are expecting to be issued shortly.
Whilst we are waiting for the Council’s official notification of planning permission, in order to speed up the project, the DfE are issuing early works instructions for the following:
* The demolition of the existing building which will begin during the week commencing 11th November and has an anticipated finish of the end of this year.
* The production of the modular elements of our new school. These will arrive on site with the electrics and plumbing already in place, which means at the point of delivery, the project is over 60% complete. We anticipate these being delivered to us during April 2020.
The handing over of the finalised building is expected to take place in August 2020 ready to welcome the children back in September 2020.
Watch this space for further updates.