New Schools For Houghton Regis "Progressing Well"


Drone image of Thornhill Primary School in construction

Today, at a virtual meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council, Cllr Eugene Ghent said, “At Thornhill Primary School in Houghton Regis the timber frame installation is going well with construction at the second floor, and by the way it's progressing it should be completed by the end of the month. At the end of the month windows are going in and the building is really taking shape ahead of the completion by the end of the summer. So, it's going to look pretty fantastic when it's completed.

“Following DMC's approval for the new secondary school on the Kingsland campus in Houghton Regis the Secretary of State has now ratified the planning approval. We expect site enabling work to commence in the middle of April which includes groundworks for the road, water pipe diversions, and archaeological investigations. So that's moving on apace, now."

The information was provided at the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday, 18th March 2021. 

The councillor went on to give a report about building work at The Brook, in Windsor Drive, Houghton Regis, and building work at All Saints View, Houghton Regis (see video above for his statement).