Grimsby School gets go-ahead for catering upgrade


A Grimsby school has just been given the green light to proceed with an £835,000 redevelopment project that will include a new catering facility.

Humberston Park Special School learned earlier this week that it had been granted permission for a series of extensions to its premises.

The bulk of the project will be paid for by a £695,000 grant from the Education Funding Agency.

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Construction work is set to begin on April 15th, with the new buildings scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.

Although much of the investment will go into new classroom space, headteacher Andy Zielinski confirmed it would spending money in upgrading its kitchens.

"The new building will allow us to extend our catering facilities,” he told the Grimsby Telegraph. “This is because the staff room will move into one of the mobile classrooms currently used by the sixth form, providing more space off the main hall. We hope this will enable us to give some of our older children work experience and apprenticeships in the catering environment."

No details were given for the tendering process for the catering facilities.

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