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New housing development on site of old Hunstanton Infant School is under way, says Norfolk County Council





Work on a new housing scheme on the site of a former town school is officially under way.

The homes are being constructed by Repton Property Developments, Norfolk County Council's wholly owned development company, which is restoring the former Hunstanton infant school. It has been out of use since it closed in 2015.

The project will preserve the original building, which dates back to the 1870s, and incorporate it into the design of the new development.

County council deputy leader Andrew Jamieson (right) with Nick Suiter, managing director of EN Suiter and Sons Ltd (left) and Mark Nevitt, managing director of Torrington Properties (centre). Picture: Norfolk County Council
County council deputy leader Andrew Jamieson (right) with Nick Suiter, managing director of EN Suiter and Sons Ltd (left) and Mark Nevitt, managing director of Torrington Properties (centre). Picture: Norfolk County Council

Cllr Andrew Jamieson, deputy leader at Norfolk County Council and member for North Coast, said: "I'm thrilled to see the work start on this site.

“This project will bring the building back into use while respecting and enhancing the character of the historic school building.

“The project will provide modern, characterful, high-quality housing to the area while providing a welcome return on investment for Norfolk taxpayers.

The old Hunstanton Infant School will be preserved
The old Hunstanton Infant School will be preserved

“Many of the local residents we have spoken to, some of them former students, have expressed their delight that the building will be put to good use.”

Known as ‘The Old School Yard’, the development will include a total of 11 properties.

The existing school building will be transformed into one-to-three-bed apartments, while there will be two two-bedroom new-build houses and two one-bedroom new-build bungalows on the site.

Permission for the development was granted by West Norfolk Council back in 2022.

Repton is working on the development with Torrington Properties Ltd and construction is being undertaken by E.N. Suiter & Sons.

Construction is due to be fully completed in the autumn this year.



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