25/01/2021 - Permalink

News from our partners: Work to start on new Shrewsbury school facilities

Related topics: Assets and estates / Children's services / Partner organisations

News from our partners Pave Aways Limited

Work will start on an £8.44m programme to build new school facilities in Shrewsbury next week after planners gave the green light to the development.

Pave Aways Limited will break ground on the carbon neutral scheme at Harlescott Junior School in Featherbed Lane, that is expected to take around 12 months to complete, on Monday 1 February 2021.

The development will allow Sundorne Infant School and Nursery to move from its existing home at Corndon Crescent and relocate to the junior school site, enabling the Haughmond Federation to consolidate its infant and junior provision on a single site.

The build, being delivered on behalf of Shropshire Council, includes a nursery setting, two nursery classrooms, four reception classrooms, eight classrooms for Key Stage 1, four classrooms for Key Stage 2, a pupil support hub, hall, kitchen, offices and meeting rooms.

Specialist educational architect MHA Architects devised the overall plan, that will use innovative building methods to create a carbon neutral building in support of the council’s aim to reduce its emissions to zero by 2030.

Haughmond School architect's impression

An artist’s impression of the new school facilities that Pave Aways will start to build in February. Credit – MHA Architects.

Pave Aways’ Managing Director Steven Owen said:

“We are very pleased to be be starting work on this important investment in primary school provision in the town.

“We’ll be drawing on our extensive experience in the education sector and working closely with the school to ensure that day to day life continues as normal while we deliver this exciting new phase for the Haughmond Federation.

“A Meet the Buyer event will take place in February for local sub contractors and suppliers who want to work with us on the project.”

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“This project has an important part to play in the securing of additional primary phase school places in the north of Shrewsbury. We are delighted that the project is getting underway and look forward to the day when the new education provision opens and the pupils are able to access their new facilities.”

Steph Peters, Executive Head of the Haughmond Federation, added:

“We are delighted to see the start of this exciting project and are looking forward to being a part of the build as it progresses over the coming months.”


For media enquiries, please Jo Cunningham at Be Bold Media on 01952 898121 or jo@beboldpr.com

Pave Aways Limited

Pave Aways is a leading building contractor with more than 47 years of experience of providing construction excellence in Shropshire, mid and North Wales and the wider Midlands. We were named Company of the Year at the 2019 Shropshire Chamber Business Awards and won the Education and Training award in 2020.

We work on a wide variety of developments from residential schemes to multi-million pound new build and refurbishment projects across a wide range of sectors.

Our clients (to name but a few!) include health boards and hospitals in Shropshire and Wales, the Welsh Assembly, councils including Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Wrexham Borough Council, housing trusts, higher education establishments such as Harper Adams University and the University of Wolverhampton, independent schools including Shrewsbury School, Concord College and Wrekin College, and manufacturers like Airbus.

At Pave Aways, we pride ourselves on offering a local solution, combined with exemplary service and the highest standard of construction. Creating long-term relationships with our clients is the key to our on-going success.

For more information, go to www.paveaways.co.uk or contact us on 01691 682111.