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School Doors Open At Bradford

12 May 2010

A further stage in the reinvigoration of Bradford's school stock is underway as a group of four new primaries open their doors to pupils for the first time.

As part of the ongoing programme to renew the schools portfolio of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Costain/Ferrovial Agroman joint venture has completed a £40 million project to supply three special educational needs (SEN) schools - Delius, Chellow and Phoenix - plus a mainstream primary, Guardhouse, which is co-located with Phoenix in Keighley.

The design and build contract was signed in November 2008. Guardhouse accepted its first pupils in late February, with the other three due to 'open for business' on April 26.

"They were all fairly simple and straightforward," says Project Director, Charly Clark. Although all the sites were those of existing schools, for once access was reasonable, particularly Phoenix/Guardhouse, which was on a greenfield plot.