On to the next phase following a successful demolition

DEMOLITION work has been completed on the North End Development with our contractors, Tolent, looking to install the steel works in the New Year.

Tolent’s team has been hard at work over the past few months demolishing the Bursar’s former office and former art block, art classrooms and changing rooms.

The demolition will make way for an exciting next step in the future of the Schools, which includes creating three new art rooms and a central art exhibition space, and a new sixth form space within art and design and technology. The 16 classrooms being built will comprise six additional classrooms and three new science labs.

Glynn Pallister, site manager for Tolent, said the next stage for the development was carrying out bulk earth works where the site would be dug out to a certain depth and re-laid with solid stone. It would be followed by another ground stabilisation process before the foundations would be put in.

Said Glynn: “It has been a challenging build in terms of ground conditions, but that’s part of the job and it’s all been fairly straight forward up until now.  We’re forecasting that the steel works will go in in the New Year.”

Principal, Will Scott, said: “This is a significant and exciting development for the Schools and it’s good to see the development work moving on apace. We’re looking forward to see the new buildings take shape in the New Year.”