Fareham special needs school gets the green light for £310,000 building project

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PERMISSION has been given for a £310,000 building project at a special needs school.

Councillor Roy Perry, who is in charge of children’s services for Hampshire County Council, gave the project for St Francis School in Oldbury Way, Fareham, the green light.

The project will include a new extension and internal remodelling of Jo Collett House, which provides accommodation for pupils aged from 14 to 19 at the school.

The work will provide an extra classroom, entrance, hygiene/wetroom facilities and improve the existing toilets and showers.

There will also be the conversion of part of a classroom into an office.

Work is due to start next month and be completed in the summer.

It is being funded from the children’s services capital programme with a significant contribution of £110,000 from the school.

Cllr Perry said: ‘I’m very pleased to approve this project which will enhance the current facilities at St Francis School improving the environment for both pupils and staff.’