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Sidmouth College redevelopment plans

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The multi-million pound scheme would see the existing building demolished and replaced

The plans have gone on show at a public exhibition.

The scheme would see the existing 1960s main building demolished and replacement with a new, three-storey building, on the edge of the existing car park. A grassed quad area would then replace the old building.

Subject to planning permission, the new build could be complete by April 2020.

Speaking at a consultation event on Thursday night, Stephen Deacon, project manager for contractors Bouygues, said: “A large number of the existing buildings around the site will remain in use, but we are going to provide a new building for the students and then demolish the old main building.

“The school roll is not increasing and the number of pupils will remain the same, but what this will do is give the new building a much more efficient layout for the needs of the school. The old building was very tired and some of the spaces are hard to teach in, so it will be making a much more efficient layout of the space.”

Funding for the building work was secured after Devon County Council submitted a successful bid to the Priority Schools Building Programme back in 2014.

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