Kepier's fabulous new school is now only a matter of six weeks away from completion. With external work now largely completed, the fixtures and fittings internally are now the priority. The top floor of the school is largely complete, with BAM now working hard to complete the first and ground floors ready to open for our staff and learners after New Year. The building looks fantastic, and will provide a wonderful, state of the art environment for our learners when we move in come January. We hope you enjoy the photos!
Our New School Build is continuing to progress at a rate of knots! Julian Roberts, Senior Site Manager at BAM Construction, said “the build has progressed well over the summer period assisted by exceptional weather, we are now in the run in to completion with 16 weeks remaining. Over the school summer holidays we have completed all infrastructure works within the existing school, this will allow service integration between the existing and new school. The building envelope is nearing completion with brickwork complete and scaffold removed, external landscaping has commenced. Internally we are preparing for final decorations, floor finishes and lab furniture, this will transform the building dramatically over the next 8 weeks”. Keep on checking our page for more photos and updates!
Staff were able to have a tour of the new school build last week and see its progress. Whilst the progress on the exterior of the building has been clear for all to see, with the external brickwork now extending to the second floor, it is inside that the biggest transformation is visible.The interior of the school is now rapidly taking shape, with areas such as reception, main hall, dining area, classrooms and offices all formed. We hope you enjoy the photos and that they give you a taste of the new build; further pictures will be posted as things progress even further!!!
Work continues at a brisk pace on our new school! The whole shape of the building is now visible, with cladding now covering large areas. Internally, rooms and staircases are taking shape. Earlier this week, members of the Senior Leadership Team, Governors and Local Headteachers visited the new build site to see how it was progressing. Everyone was extremely impressed with BAM's well managed site and the construction so far. Keep on checking the website and our Facebook page for further updates!
Our new school is rapidly taking shape! Julian, Senior Site Manager at BAM Construction Ltd, said "progress has been good, despite the inclement weather conditions recently. The steel frame and pre-cast plank flooring is taking shape, giving a good perspective of the overall size and shape of the new school. Over the next month the steel frame will be complete, this will lead to roofing works commencing, external walls being formed and windows fitted for the start of internal works.”
A new school for Kepier.
Our new school build has now commenced, with a completion date for the build of January 2019. The project comprises of the partial demolition of the existing school buildings and the construction of a new 6,730 sq. metre building and the re-landscaping of the site.
The building and site have been carefully planned to ensure that the current school can remain fully operational throughout construction, while ensuring that there is a clear separation between the building works and operational school. The development will also provide a high-quality learning environment to support our ethos of ‘Believe in You’.
BAM project director, Tony Fitzgerald, said: “We sought to listen carefully and understand the requirements and aspirations for Kepier, to ensure we provide a high quality and efficient design solution to meet their needs, but also provide the ESFA with value for money. Our experience in the education sector is second to none, and BAM’s collaborative culture is always a very helpful resource when working on education buildings. The learning environment will be holistic. This means we get to engage with the people who will ultimately use the building and their communities and create opportunities for them and not just a finished building.”
Principal Nicky Cooper said "our community deserves an inspirational learning environment. We are extremely excited about the new building, which will provide us with the facilities to match the needs of a 21st century education."