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School’s science park ‘boost’
7:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
ABINGDON School has unveiled plans for its new £15m science centre in Faringdon Road.
The three-storey building will be the first of its kind in the Albert Park conservation area.
All of the school’s 925 pupils will be able to benefit from the 21 new teaching laboratories for physics, biology and chemistry.
The new block will be built on top of the school’s current coach parking spaces, with a new road entrance moved closer to the junction with Bath Street to the east, which some worried might result in a build-up of traffic at peak times.
County councillor Mike Badcock said: “This is a big investment in education, with state-of-the-art facilities. The only issue I had is that traffic might need to be managed better in the morning.”
Headteacher Felicity Lusk said: “It will be a tremendous boost to the teaching facilities.”