New Build

Press Release – 19th June 2017


Leading construction business Galliford Try is holding a public consultation event ahead of submitting a planning application for a new school building for Royton and Crompton School in Royton, Oldham.

The 1200-pupil school is receiving a new building as part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s Priority School Building Programme. Galliford Try, which has a regional base in Warrington, has been selected to deliver the project with proposals for the new building to be submitted for planning approval by Oldham Council in July.

The new block, designed by architects AHR of Manchester, will replace the existing 1960s main building on Blackshaw Lane, to be demolished following completion of building work. Other buildings on the site, including the sports hall, and the existing all-weather pitch, will be retained.

Local residents and other interested parties are invited to view the plans for the new building at a drop-in consultation event, to take place at the school on Monday 26 June between 4.00pm – 7.30pm.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Early Years, said: “This consultation is a chance for parents, residents and interested parties to help shape the future of Royton and Crompton School. Your views and opinions are important to us and we want to hear them.”

Jim Parker, Managing Director for Galliford Try North West, commented: “We look forward to welcoming local people to see our plans and speak to us and our stakeholders about this exciting project. Galliford Try has an excellent track record of working with the ESFA to produce high-quality educational facilities and we believe that this new building for Royton and Crompton School will be of great benefit to local children and the wider community.”

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