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It was with great excitement that the very first prefabricated unit delivered all the way from Yorkshire was lifted into place on the 18th this month. The gigantic mobile crane used to lift the units into place had been delayed due to the M27 being closed on the day before. Part of the motorway had to be resurfaced due to an accident on the Sunday and it did not reopen until 0600 on Monday morning.
If this wasn’t enough to delay the critical operation of lifting five units onto their basis, the contractors were not anticipating the high winds. The crane cannot operate in winds over 23 miles per hour and with eye watering crane hire costs, every hour counted.
At about 1400 on the Monday afternoon, the first unit was gracefully and carefully lifted off the low loader and delicately placed on to its foundations. The contractor has been working hard to keep us well informed and ensuring that the overall project delivery date will not be impacted. It is hope that twenty unit will be in their place by the end of the week.
When this part of the building is in place it will be followed by the steelwork for the hall and kitchen.
The children have been asked to take part in an exciting writing competition to tell their story about the new building and how it is being constructed.
Anyone wishing to see plans of the new school please visit the reception area where plans and elevations are on permanent view.
Vice Chair, Local Governing Board