Planning sought to replace 'ageing' Isle of Man school

Architect drawing of school plans The Henry Bloom Noble primary school in Douglas would bring together Ballacloan Infants and Fairfield Junior under one headship

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Planning permission is being sought for a new primary school to replace "ageing" facilities in the centre of the Manx capital, said the government.

The £9.8m building is being proposed for the site of the former hospital on Westmoreland Road in Douglas.

It is hoped it would open in 2016 as the Henry Bloom Noble Primary School.

An education spokesman said: "The all-through primary school would replace the ageing Ballacloan Infants' School and Fairfield Junior School buildings."

The new building would consist of 14 classrooms, a special needs unit, sporting facilities, a sports hall and an exterior artificial grass pitch.

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