Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has celebrated a topping out ceremony at New Road Primary School in Whittlesey, near Peterborough. The ceremony celebrates a building project reaching its tallest height.
Work is well underway for the client, Cambridgeshire County Council in delivering an extension to the existing school. The construction works will provide eight new classrooms, an extension to the existing hall, a new main entrance, a new head teachers office plus community meeting rooms and a new library area for Key Stage 2 pupils. Amongst other extensive works being carried out there is also a new Early Years provision being delivered.
Dennis Cotton, construction director at Kier Regional Building Eastern, said: “Representatives from Whittlesey Town Council, Kier, Aspire Learning Trust and Cambridgeshire County Council joined us along with pupils from the school to celebrate the topping out. We gave a short presentation, explaining the ceremonial significance of the event and a ceremonial tree was presented to the pupils to plant in the grounds.
“I’m pleased to say that the project has already seen the completion of refurbishment areas within the existing school over the summer holidays and the new extension is on programme for completion in spring 2020.”
Since 2010 Kier Regional Building has delivered 94 schools across the East of England creating approximately 34,000 school places.