Labour administration secures new build at PerryCourt.
At Perry Court E-Act Academy the builders began work in October 2020 and plan to hand over the new facilities in May 2022, it is worth £9.3 million which has been funded by Bristol city council and WECA. The new academy, designed by DKA Architects, will provide 45 nursery and 630 primary places. The funding was able to be secured due to the plans to build 1400 houses on the old airfield.
It is being constructed on the existing academy’s playing field,to ensure the facilities remain operational at all times. The builders will use low carbon technology, Photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof to supply electricity and the building has been designed to use natural ventilation. When work is finished, pupils will move out of their existing facilities and transfer across to the new building. After this, the team will demolish the existing academy and create the new playing fields.
Labour has worked hard with the school to design and deliver state of the art facilities for local children and allow Perry Court E-Act to continue to thrive as one of the best primary schools in Bristol and nationally. Throughout the process the school and the labour administration have been very transparent about plans even going as far to run open sessions for parents to see plans and ask questions. As Local candidates we are proud of both the new build and what the school has achieved and we hope to continue to support them going into the future.
However once the build is finished the local labour candidates plan to explore further options to make all school journeys safer and encourage healthier modes of making that journey therefore cutting down on congestion and traffic around schools.