New Build 2017

Keep fully up to date here, to read about all the latest developments and see photographs as work continues to construct our new classroom block, replacing the wooden block around the Quadrangle.

1st March 2017:

The demolition of the block is ongoing and the roof tiles have now been removed.  The demolition of the main building will take place within the next few weeks.

We would like to reassure everyone, that all of the relevant risk assessments and method statements have been put in place. There has been input from both the building contractor and the Health and Safety Manager, who employ experts in each field.

Health and Safety is of paramount importance and all of the contractors that work for Phelans are appointed with the safety of the students and staff as a top priority.

You may have noticed that we stopped work in the recent poor weather and are continuing works at the weekends in order that we kept to schedule.

19 April 2017:

The demolition of the old block was completed during the Easter break and works now commence on laying the foundations and starting to rebuild.

We are also at the stage where furniture is being orderd in readiness for completion by September 2017.

Further works took place in the Design and Technology area during the break too.

We are currently filling a time capsule to bury under the building filled with current day items.

Further updates to follow.

14 June 2017:

The new Art Block build is progressing well, with the roof in place and tiling about to start.

We are still on track to complete the new Art rooms for 1st September and the latest photos show the beautiful exposed beams that will be a feature of those rooms.

Furniture and internal fixtures and fittings have been ordered and the student council have met with regard to filling a time capsule to be buried within the build. There have been some interesting ideas of what to place in it!

10th July 2017:

The Art Block is really starting to take shape now with the roof fully tiled and the brick work starting next week. The windows and doors are in and the work to attach the canopy around the Quad. to the building is underway. 

The scaffolding will come down imminently. Following that the cladding will be added which will really look amazing against the stunning red roof tiles.

Internally the under floor heating is in and the floors have been screeded.  Inside you can now get a real feel of the size of the Art rooms and the furniture orders have all been placed in readiness for completion.

We are still on track for the Art rooms to be ready for 1st September and the other 3 classrooms a couple of weeks later.


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