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GF Tomlinson completes £15m school

Tibshelf SchoolDerby-based construction firm GF Tomlinson has completed a £15m school building project.

The new Tibshelf Community School, Tibshelf, Derbyshire, will accommodate more than 750 students from the local community.

It has five interlinked buildings containing specialist and general teaching areas, offices, sports hall, library, drama facilities, dining area and offices.

There is also a new, standalone autism unit including teaching and sensory rooms.

Stuart Lawrence, managing director at GF Tomlinson Building, said: “We are very happy to have completed the state-of-the-art scheme at Tibshelf Community School which has been constructed to the very highest standards.

“It is a great asset for the local community and will be a fantastic teaching and learning environment for staff and young people in the area for years to come.”

Councillor Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for Children and Young People, added: “By providing a school fit for the 21st century and beyond we’re giving pupils the very best chance to achieve their full potential.”

Externally, facilities include an artificial turf pitch, Multi-use games area (MUGA), sports fields, car parking and bus bays.

To ensure the building is as environmentally friendly as possible, several special features have been incorporated including a high energy efficient boiler and heat pump units providing heating or cooling in high demand areas.