LOCAL knowledge is helping to create a new primary school for Moldgreen.
Building work on the site of the former Moldgreen Community Primary School has officially started.
And national building firm Willmott Dixon says many people working on the site on The Avenue are bringing extensive local knowledge to the project.
A company spokes- man said: "The school will give pupils and staff an exciting, modern learning and working environment, full of the latest equipment and facilities.
"Although Willmott Dixon is a national company, this contract is being handled as a local project. Former employees of builders J Wimpenny who live in the area have been assigned to work on it."
The school will have 12 classrooms, IT suites, several multi-purpose rooms and a nursery.
Work started at the beginning of this month and should finish next summer.
J Wimpenny was established in 1884 and built many of Huddersfield's landmark buildings, including the Civic Centre, the library, the Examiner building in Queen Street South, Huddersfield police station and the magistrates' court.
Willmott Dixon bought the firm in 1991.