Entries by Lyn

The Battle for Saddleworth School finally won after a decade

The saga over the new building in Diggle has lasted almost a decade. Supporters of a new £19m Saddleworth School can breathe a sigh of relief after the threat of another judicial review has been lifted. The controversial proposals to build a replacement high school in Diggle were approved for the second time in less […]


Highways England – the government-owned company which operates, maintains, repairs and improves the country’s 4,300 miles of motorways and major A-roads – is working to ensure there are enough engineers to help build the roads of the future. And as part of its support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools and colleges, […]


UNICEF, in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, today announced it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory that will convert plastic waste collected in Côte d’Ivoire into modular plastic bricks. The easy-to-assemble, durable, low-cost bricks will be used to build much needed classrooms in the West African country. “This factory will be at […]


The building blocks of Doncaster UTC are starting to take place as the main contractors have been appointed, just weeks after the principal was announced. Willmott Dixon, the company who built the National College for High Speed Rail and XP School in the borough, are working with Doncaster UTC. Garath Rawson, principal of Doncaster UTC, […]

4 year construction delay caused by Carillion collapse

Construction on a new secondary school in Derbyshire – which began four years ago and was hit by the collapse of Carillion – is now finally due to be completed. Work began on the new David Nieper Academy in Grange Street, Alfreton in 2015. However, the grounds have been left looking like a deserted building […]

Councillors battle over School Building Proposal

A frustrated councillor claims Lib Dem leader Ruth Dombey is “playing politics” by opposing current plans to build schools in her own ward. Catherine Gray, Conservative councillor for Sutton West, says “subjective” concerns over proposed designs for the Rosehill Recreation Ground development should be put to one side given the shortage of secondary schools places […]

Triton contracted to build new extension at Penistone Grammar

Triton Construction has secured a contract worth £2 million to build a new extension at Penistone Grammar School in Barnsley. The overall investment by the local authority was for a two-phase project: Internal re-modelling that was completed in October 2018 to enable an additional 50 year 7 students to be accommodated in the 2018/19 academic […]

Educational Design for a better future

How innovative learning environment has a positive impact on the students and teachers. It not only inspires but also helps in building and strengthening human connections Designing schools within a community has an immense impact on how communities grow and are represented. Their design is very important to society and its future. Paul Stevens, senior […]

£10m Leeds school expansion plans

The plans will be discussed at an executive board meeting among council chiefs next week.   Plans are set to be approved to spend more than £10m on the expansion of two schools in Leeds.   St. Luke’s C of E Primary School in Beeston, and Horsforth Secondary School are both looking to increase the […]