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Southwark £11.9m school rebuild

A partnership between Southwark Council and the Aylesbury New Deal for Communities is investing £11.9 million in rebuilding Michael Faraday Primary School in south-east London.

The new school will also incorporate dedicated adult learning and other community facilities for local children and families.

Southwark Council’s executive member for children’s services and education Councillor Caroline Pidgeon said: “The council has embarked on one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, and education has a vital role to play in building safe and sustainable neighbourhoods.

“We are building new and better schools through the Southwark schools for the future initiative, which will make Southwark a place where good quality education and children’s services support families and communities, who choose to live, work and learn here.”

SMC Alsop architects have been working on the design of the new community school after winning an international competition run by Southwark Council and the Royal Institute of British Architects as part of the Southwark schools for the future initiative.

Work is set to start in spring 2009.