Abraham Darby Academy work restarts after canopy collapse

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

Work to complete a Telford secondary school has restarted after the collapse of a large canopy last month.

Five construction workers were injured in the incident at the Abraham Darby Academy, in Madeley.

Work was stopped on the building and an investigation was launched by the Health and Safety Executive.

The new academy was meant to be completed by January but head teacher Steve Hawke said the school would now move in later in the academic year.

"The discussions have to be about how we do that in such a way that it has no adverse effect on the children's education," he said.

The nearby Woodlands Primary School is expected to move onto the site, as planned, in the spring.

The £35m redevelopment of the school also includes a new sixth form and community leisure facilities.

Telford and Wrekin Councillor Paul Watling said only work on the academy building had been affected by the incident and subsequent investigation.

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