WORK is under way to provide new facilities for a Huddersfield school.
Construction firm Bluestone has started work on new buildings to replace the existing premises at Moorlands Primary School at Mount, Outlane.
The new school will be at the same location.
Leeds-based Bluestone will construct a three-storey building providing 21 classrooms.
The rooms will cater for three reception classes, six infant classes and 12 junior classes.
The new building will also house shared activity spaces, group rooms, an ICT room, library facilities, two large halls, a community room and staff accommodation.
The company will also provide play and car parking areas.
Bluestone area director Chris Brown said: "We are delighted that Kirklees Council has chosen Bluestone to provide this important new building for Moorlands Primary School.
"We will provide a facility that is both modern and comfortable for staff and students at the school."
Headteacher Christine Leeson said: "The new school building with its many additional features will play a crucial role in the future of the school and its commitment to a first-class education."
Clr Jim Dodds, Kirklees Council cabinet member for schools, said: "The council is investing £8m to provide state-of-the-art educational facilities at Moorlands Primary School.
"We are looking forward to working with Bluestone."
Moorlands Primary School was formed in September, 2005, from the merger of Outlane Infants and Junior schools.
The school has about 630 pupils.
As part of the new development, the school will get new play areas and a new car park.
The new building replaces a 1960s structure.
The school has been at the centre of controversy after asbestos was found to be still on site at the school more than five years after a former teacher died from its devastating effects.
Kirklees Council has insisted there has been no danger to the children who have overlooked work on the site.