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Grimsby's Woodlands Primary School to be built in factory

Artist's impression of the new school
Image caption The £4.1m school will be made up of modules built in a factory and put together on site
Artist's impression of the new school
Image caption The council said building the school in a factory would mean less disruption for pupils
Current Woodlands Primary School
Image caption The current school will be demolished to make way for a playing field

A £4.1m primary school in Grimsby to replace one that has reached "the end of its useful life" will be built in a factory.

Plans have been submitted for Woodlands Primary School's new two-storey building, which will be built in sections and put together on site.

North East Lincolnshire Council said the modular design would take half the time of a traditional build.

The new school will have room for 490 pupils and 38 teachers.

It will be largely funded by the government's Priority School Building Programme for schools in need of urgent repair, with the local authority contributing £700,000.

A council spokesperson said: "The school qualified for the rebuild because the buildings have reached the end of their useful life and are no longer fit for purpose."

The new building will be put together on the edge of the existing site before the current school is demolished to make way for a playing field.

If planning permission is granted construction is expected to begin in September and completed by spring or summer next year.

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