school takes shape as project enters next
final phase of a major £4.6m project to construct a new
420-pupil school in Highbridge is to begin this month.
A topping out ceremony is to be held at Churchfield School on
Thursday 12th January when the final phase of work gets underway.
exclusively pictured above, the new building's steel structure
is now in place, the pre-cast concrete slabs have been installed,
and both roofing work and construction of external walls is underway.
County Council last year awarded VINCI Construction UK the £4.6million
contract to build the 14-classroom school, which will eventually
accommodate 420 students.
Cllr John Osman, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
for Children and Young People, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
new state-of-the-art, purpose-built primary school will bring
huge advantages to the community, reinforcing the Councils
commitment to provide the best possible facilities and learning
environment for our children in Somerset."
Nelder, Head of Churchfield School, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "While
our temporary classrooms are working out fine, it will be great
to have a new, modern school ready for the autumn term 2012."