The works comprise two large 4 storey extensions to the existing building and the demolition of small lean to structures added through the past 40 years giving the building a facelift and providing valuable new teaching space. In addition to the new wings, the entire internal arrangement has been stripped back to the shell and remodelled.
The project was carried out with constraints on all 4 sides, It is in a built up residential area, the only access being a single width drive with a primary school and church next door. Additionally, the site is adjacent to a main river prone to flooding. All works were carried out under permits from the Environment Agency.
All asbestos was removed from the 1960s block prior to works commencing.
Refurbishment works to the main tower block were phased to enable lessons to continue on unaffected floors. Due to the access, deliveries were managed with an off site holding area. At the site gates a gatehouse with guard and biometric turnstile controlled entry to the site.