Harold Hill school move delayed because of “extreme weather”

Harold Hill pupils will not be able to move into their new school building at the start of next term after extreme weather delayed work.

Broadford Primary School got planning permission to have a �4.5m total rebuild of facilities at the site in 2009. Work started on site last January.

The plan included new state-of-the art buildings and outdoor areas and a new nursery site.

It also includes a new playground area, better and safer pedestrian access and easier parking at the school.

The existing nursery will be transformed into a new main reception area and will include an external canopy to provide shelter and a new entrance to the school.

The work has fallen behind schedule due to heavy snow-fall this winter and complications with design details.

This phase of works will be completed in September.

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Cllr Michael White, leader of Havering Council, said: “We are working with our technical partners to ensure that the school is not affected by this delay and the contractor to resolve the design issues.”

The redevelopment of Broadford Primary School is part of Harold Hill Ambitions, the council’s twenty-year plan to raise the quality of life in the area by providing choices for residents in employment, education, lifestyle and housing.