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​Clegg Construction has started work on a £5.9m renovation scheme to repurpose a derelict school in Rotherham.

The Nottingham-based company is to transform the site of Maltby Grammar School into a community resource and education facility.

Built in the early 1930s, the school closed in 2012. Maltby Learning Trust is now bringing the building back into use with plans including the creation of incubator space for training and apprenticeships, bookable workspaces and serviced hot-desking, and start-up support for the leisure and hospitality sectors.

The re-purposed building will also extend Maltby Learning Trust's post-16 specialist facilities for students who attend Maltby Academy and Sir Thomas Wharton Academy sixth form provision.

Pre-Construction director Ross Crowcroft said: "Maltby Grammar School has played a pivotal role in the local community over many decades and the team at Clegg Construction is very pleased to be breathing new life into this historic building and giving it a future.

"This project will provide significant new facilities for the area in terms of learning and development. We have pledged to support the local community in a number of ways during the duration of this project as part of our commitment to the communities that we work in.

"We are pleased to have now made a start on-site and look forward to the renovation project progressing over the coming months. We have wide experience of working both within the heritage sector and the education sector, so this scheme is a perfect fit for our expertise at Clegg Construction."

David Sutton, chief executive of Maltby Learning Trust, added: "The works will see the old Grammar School building repurposed and will create a community resource that accommodates local services, supports wellbeing, employment and enterprise, and provides substantial learning opportunities for the Maltby community.

"This is an exciting time for Maltby Learning Trust and this project will see us taking a building that hasn’t been occupied for nearly a decade and create an inclusive multi-functional space that will host a series of community events and learning activities."

Written by Insider Media Limited.