The invasion of the diggers

Monday 19th November was the day that building began – week one – only another seventy or so to go! The first tasks are to set up the site, put in the access road, and start leveling the site. A quick glance at the field might suggest that it flat, but it’s not – it slopes. In the design stage we had to decide at what level the school would sit relative to the other buildings on the site, and relative to the access road into the new car park – and that decision had an implication as to how much soil had to be moved around and moved offsite.

Preparation for new access road (looking towards where the new front of the school will be)

Preparation for new access road (looking towards where the new front of the school will be)

They say that winter is never an ideal time to start a building project and with some of the recent weather we have had we can understand why – during the first week there was one day when the diggers were mostly digging up water!

diggers at work at the back of the site

diggers at work at the back of the site

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