Work on a new two storey extension at Hull’s Victoria Dock Primary School has been completed, helping to ease oversubscription problems.

The school has about 350 children but the £1.8 million extension means capacity has now been increased from 240 to 420, with nursery provision.

Sewell Construction built six new classrooms, a new sports hall and changing rooms, as well as carrying out a remodel to the existing school, creating a larger kitchen and an extension of the headteacher’s office.

A new car park was also formed across the road, alongside an additional footpath to reduce congestion at the back of the school.

The school remained operational throughout the project, which began in spring 2015, and the work was completed on time, on budget and without any accidents.

A total of 82 per cent of the workforce was from a HU postcode and parents, as well as local members of the community, were sent fortnightly progress updates via the school website and podcasts.

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