Morgan Sindall celebrates topping out at Wexham School Sports College
A topping out ceremony has been held to mark Wexham School reaching an important construction milestone.
Morgan Sindall was joined by Wexham School headteacher, Lawrence Smith and cabinet member for education and children, Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, as well as representatives from Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), to celebrate the completion of the main structure of the school’s new teaching block.
The Wexham School expansion project is being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd which is driving regeneration across the town including in leisure, housing, community and school buildings.
Once complete, the school will benefit from a new 3,000 square metre, three storey teaching block that will house 29 new classrooms for English, Humanities and Languages, three of which have dedicated ICT facilities. The new block will also provide staff workrooms, group rooms, a new student reception and welfare facilities, a new library and a sixth form study centre.
The existing library will be converted into two new science laboratories and external landscaped areas will be provided, along with a new staff car park, to complete the site.
James York, area director at Morgan Sindall, commented: “Wexham School’s expansion is the latest example of how this pioneering public-private partnership is facilitating the efficient and speedy delivery of modern, future-proof learning environments in Slough for the next generation.
“We have already successfully completed five school regeneration projects in the borough and are thrilled to reach this key milestone at Wexham.”
The work is part of the council’s ambitious school places programme – a multi-million pound investment in primary and secondary school buildings, extensions and new schools – to provide enough places for Slough’s current and future young people.
Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “This is a significant point in the construction of this fantastic new extension and we are delighted to be able to share this key event. It is a striking new addition to the school and we hope the young people excel in their new teaching space!”
Lawrence Smith, headteacher at Wexham School, said: “This marks another major milestone for the school in creating fantastic new facilities for the future and helping us to build on our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted report, which stated the school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”
The Wexham School expansion is due to be opened in phases and completed by December.
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