Construction of a new primary school at Brough South can now get underway after local civil engineering company CR Reynolds completed land raising work on site.
The Hessle-based company is also building an access road to the site, which will be the home of the new primary school, which will be a feeder school to South Hunsley Secondary School and Sixth Form College.
West Yorkshire building company RH Fullwood has been appointed by the Department of Education as the main contractor on the scheme, and are due to start work immediately.
The school will form an important part of the wider Brough South – a £200m mixed residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme to be built on land between the railway line and the Brough aerodrome.
Once completed, the primary school will be managed by Education Alliance, a multi-school trust which also includes South Hunsley and Malet Lambert.
It will be single-storey, contemporary style, and consists of a reception class and six year classes each catering for a maximum of 30 pupils.
Brough South is being brought forward by leading East Yorkshire property developer, the Horncastle Group PLC, on behalf of the Brough South Consortium, which is made up of the Horncastle Group, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, said: “The land raising work has been completed on time which means construction can now get underway. The primary school forms a central part of the Brough South scheme so we’re delighted it is moving forward.”