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Building Expansion Project 2021

This is what our exciting new teaching block is going to look like. Work starts on Monday 15th February and every week we'll add photos and other information about how the project is moving on. 

Our first pictures show what the new teaching block will look like from above and from ground level.

Our construction team are now on site. We are using Interclass as our primary contractor. They are a family owned Midlands based business established in 1976, and specialise in construction, civil engineering and surfacing projects.

 

Project Manager Steve Budding and Philip Walker, Contract Manager are our main points of contact for anything to do with the building work. We are looking forward to working with them to make this building a real success.

WEEK 1 Our exciting new project begins. The diggers are onsite and have begun to clear the ground ready for the building work to begin.

The trees are being removed to make way for our new classrooms.

Watch the last tree being cut

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WEEK 2    Work is starting on getting the ground ready for lorries to begin delivering materials.   

The view from above

WEEK 3  Preparing the ground for the drilling machines to start work next week
The site offices are delivered for our contractors
WEEKS 4 & 5  The drilling machine is now on site. The contractors will be drilling around 35 bore holes and pumping something called grout into the holes. The grout will set and make the ground firmer. This means that the new building will be built on ground that is really stable and capable of supporting the weight of the new classrooms.

Drilling the ground is very messy work The contractors get very wet and dirty.

The drilling machine has started to drill the last hole. The contractors have now pumped nearly 90 Tonnes of grout into the ground

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WEEK 6  Work starts this week on digging the foundations for the new classrooms

Watch the digger begin the work of digging the foundations

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The blue lines show the digger driver where to dig the trenches for the foundations
The first load of concrete has been delivered. We'll soon be able to see the shape of our new classrooms.
Charlie from our groundwork contractor CPL has very kindly donated 50 Easter eggs to our school. You can Mrs Bolton receiving them..

WEEKS 7 & 8 EASTER BREAK

The concrete and steel cages have been installed to most of the trenches. It won't be long before the new classrooms start to show above ground.

Week 9

The first 3 classroom floors are now in place. By the end of this week all the steel frames will be in place and the concrete can be poured next week. We should then be able to see the shape of the new classrooms and corridors.

WEEK 10

The concrete for the floors is being poured this week.

Watch the concrete being poured

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