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Chorley school's arts wing completed
5:24pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
Pupils at a Chorley School will be able to showcase their creative flair to the full after work to build a brand new £3m arts and music wing was completed.
Southlands High School’s new facilities include three art rooms, a theatre with tiered seating, courtyard, large music room, practice areas and sound booths.
There is also gallery space for pupils to display their art work and a commercial kitchen which will be used for catering and cookery lessons.
The building was built by regeneration specialists Keepmoat, The completion of the new building marks the end of a two-and-a-half year long project, which also saw state-of-the-art £2.7m science centre, internal remodelling and a new dining hall.
Headteacher Mark Fowle said he was ‘delighted with our superb new creative arts building’ which will ‘make a significant impact to teaching’.
Keepmoat contracts manager Alyson Seddon said: “Throughout the project we have worked closely with staff at the school, as well as at Lancashire County Council, and as a result we were able to hand over the new art block on time and within budget.
“This was a great example of partnership working and we wish the pupils all the very best as they begin working in these fantastic new facilities.”