The new building in Adams Road, will bring together learning experiences for children with different educational needs under one roof. This includes a 100 place special school formed by the primary departments of William C Harvey and Moselle special schools; Broadwater Farm primary school and the existing children's centre.
The new building will provide modern teaching spaces around a central shared zone, housing a hall, gym, library and hydrotherapy pool. Outside there will be an amphitheatre, sensory garden, wildlife pond and horticultural area, external teaching, hard and soft play areas, sand and water play area and a multi-use games area.
On a tour of the site and the early work Cllr Lorna Reith, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: ‘It's great to see this ambitious project really coming to life.The new campus won't just give our young people a fantastic environment for learning, but will also form a central part of this community.’
The new 100 place special school will be known as The Brook and its Headteacher Designate, Margaret Sumner, said: ‘Words used about this project - such as inspirational and visionary - hardly come close to the real excitement now being generated within the learning community as we watch our school rising on Broadwater Farm.’
Headteacher of Broadwater Farm Primary School, Dawn Ferdinand, added: ‘This is it. The building for present and future generations has begun. It will be the new energy in the community which houses something for everyone to grow in and enjoy. It is great to be part of the future vision for Broadwater Farm.’
Building contractors Mulalley are creating the new campus - in Adams Road, Tottenham - in phases so as to minimise disruption to the schools and the local community.
Mulalley Director, John Moore said: ‘The work on the new Inclusive Learning Campus is off to a great start and we can already see the how the building is going to take shape. The pupils of each school have taken a keen interest in the works and our vision panels around the site are being put to good use. We see little faces through the panels every day checking on our progress!’