gets underway on £1.5m building work at Highbridge school
£1.5m building project has got underway at Highbridge's
King Alfred School this week.
facilities are benefiting from a long-awaited programme of modernisation
work, funded by Somerset County Council.
county councillor John Woodman visited the school with council
leader John Osman this week, pictured, as the work began.
said: "I am so pleased that this much-needed work is going
work on the improvements to one of the main teaching blocks that
has just begun will take place over the summer holidays this year
Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet member for schools, added: "The
work at King Alfred School will ensure that the buildings continue
to be fit for purpose and provide the right environment to help
students achieve their best."
Andy Owen said he is delighted that the work has begun.
building work includes structural strengthening of the first floor,
installation of a suspended ceiling and new electrical rewiring.
also includes the removal and reinstatement of fixed furniture,
the replacement of some windows plus the installation of new blinds,
replacement heating for ground and first floors and the replacement
of the centralised heating system to serve the whole school.