05 April 2018
We have been awarded the £14 million contract to build the new school in Paxman Avenue and Essex County Council Chairman, Cllr John Aldridge and Cllr Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education, have visited the site to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony to mark this important milestone in the project.
The new school incorporates a three-storey building with 20 classrooms, a library, a suite of science laboratories, technology workshops, and a sports hall. Outside there will be a new multi-use games area and grass sports pitches.
Built as a steel frame construction with a mixture of brick and rain-screen cladding facades, the new school, which has been designed by Concertus, optimises the use of natural daylight by incorporating features such as curtain wall glazing to the first floor over the entrance to the School.
Cllr John Aldridge, Chairman of Essex County Council said, “We are delighted that the construction work for the new secondary school in Colchester has started, and our plans for the project are progressing well. The new school building at Paxman Avenue will provide excellent facilities for young people. We are committed to investing in our schools to ensure that young people throughout the county are able to access a high quality education which will prepare them for their future career.”
The programme of 67 weeks will ensure that the new school is completed ready for the new school year in Autumn 2019.