The headteacher of a Bury St Edmunds school has taken part in a topping out ceremony to celebrate the final beam being laid during the construction of one of two new teaching blocks.
Trenica King, headteacher at Sybil Andrews Academy, attended the ceremony to mark the milestone and see the progress of the buildings.
“It is very exciting to watch the new teaching blocks take shape as we prepare to welcome more young students to the school,” she said.
Barnes Construction, which built the academy on the Moreton Hall estate in 2016, is the main contractor for the new project, which will provide additional classrooms, staff rooms and break-out areas for the school.
It will also see the expansion of the school’s external sport facilities to include a multi-use games area.
Mark Bailey, director at Barnes Construction, said: “It is great to be back helping the academy further expand their facilities. Work is progressing well, and the team is working hard to ensure that the first block is up and ready by September.”
Concertus Design & Property Consultants is project managing the build on behalf of Suffolk County Council and is also providing a multi-disciplinary design service which includes architecture, interior, landscape, structural engineering and building services.
Gary Knight, associate director at Concertus, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone at Sybil Andrews Academy.
“The team’s collaborative working goes hand in hand with the project’s success to date. A big thank you to everyone for their hard work so far.”
Work will now begin on the internal aspects of the first block, which is due to be finished in the summer when the team will start construction on the second block.
The second block is due to be completed in spring 2020.