Milestone for £6.6m works to extend Nuneaton school to ‘benefit generations to come’

A milestone has been reached in the £6.6m project to extend a cramped Nuneaton secondary school for ‘generations to come’. Works to extend Etone College started back in the spring and now, as the summer holidays are underway, the construction has hit an important mark.

Its old 1950s block will ultimately be demolished once the extension, which will boast 23 modern new classroom, is complete.

Its old 1950s block will ultimately be demolished once the extension, which will boast 23 modern new classroom, is complete. An update has been issued by Alcema Ltd, which is behind the construction works .

“The foundations are in, and the ground laid, ready for the structure to start appearing during the summer recess,” the firm said. Once the new school year starts students and staff will be able to check on its progress from a specially designed viewing platform.

Paul Reeve, Alcema’s project director said: “It is wonderful to be working with a energised team at Etone College, collaborating on ideas to encourage students to be inspired by this project with potential futures in the construction industry, and to deliver this beautiful facility that will benefit generations to come.”

Once built, the two storey teaching block will boast the new classrooms, a balcony area with a roof top plant area. There will also be a lift, toilets and new teaching areas. Warwickshire County Council has put £4.6 million towards the works with the remaining £2 million covered by the school’s reserves.

Source: Coventry Telegraph

 

 

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