Work is set to commence on a £2 million project at St. Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College in Horwich.
The project starts next week and is set to last for 38 weeks. The work comprises a single storey extension to the existing Science Prep Room, a new staff car park and a 40m x 20m 2- storey teaching block.
There are key milestones scheduled into the timing of the project. The car park will be completed over the school’s summer break. The new extension to the Science Prep Room will be complete by Christmas and the 2-storey block will be ready by Easter 2020. The 2-storey block will be tagged onto an existing building. The fabric of the new block will be traditional brickwork with aluminium windows. On the ground floor of the main extension there will feature a library, Drama and ICT facility. The ground floor will also incorporate a new school reception, the Admin and Business Manager’s offices, as well as the Headteacher’s office. On the second floor there will be 10 standard teaching classrooms and a toilet block.
B&E Boys are proud to be working alongside several highly regarded professionals on this project, such as Integrated Services Engineers and Quanta Associates. The lead designer for the project is Lancaster Maloney and the structural engineer is Healey Consulting.
Stockport based Lancaster Maloney bring considerable knowledge, experience and expertise of designing for the education sector to the St. Joseph’s project. The company sees education as a core area of their business. Lancaster Maloney have a long list of successfully completed projects for educational institutions, from nurseries up to universities and in both the public and independent sector.
Healey Consulting also have impressive credentials. The company has over 30 years of experience providing structural engineering services for the domestic, commercial and professional sectors in Manchester and all across the North West.
St. Joseph’s High School and Sports College is an 11-16 voluntary aided co-educational Roman Catholic Secondary School serving the community of Horwich. The school is in The Diocese of Salford, who are partly funding the project. St. Joseph’s was established as a secondary school in 1963.
St. Joseph’s has a long-standing reputation in the local area for high academic achievement and for its caring and welcoming school community. The school is also highly regarded for the extensive range of extra-curricular activities that are offered.
This new project, and particularly, the 2-storey block is an important part of St. Joseph’s vision for the future. It will provide the school with modern facilities that the staff, pupils and local community alike will be proud of.
The works that are about to commence at St. Joseph’s continue our own proud tradition of delivering large-scale projects within the education sector. Young people (and the staff that educate them) deserve to be in schools that are inspiring places to learn. Providing first class facilities in schools and colleges is a key area of our work.
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