Work to resume on Abraham Darby Academy collapse

Scaffolding collapse (image: Paul Smith)
Image caption The Health and Safety Exective is investigating the incident

Construction work on a £35m school complex in Shropshire is to resume after scaffolding collapsed, injuring five workers.

The canopy on the front of the new Abraham Darby Academy in Telford fell down last month.

Work was meant to be completed by January but it is now not expected to finish until later in 2012.

Woodlands Primary School is still scheduled to move to the site in the spring, Telford & Wrekin Council said.

'On schedule'

Construction work is set to resume on 26 September, the spokesman added.

The cause of the collapse is still being investigated.

The £35m complex will include a new sixth form, community leisure facilities and the nearby primary school.

"The new Abraham Darby Sports and Learning Community was nearing completion when the incident happened," they added.

"However, the primary school section of the building was unaffected by it and will be completed on schedule as planned, subject to the successful completion of safety checks."

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