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Bourne Grammar announce new £3.5m science block

The build of the state-of-the-art facility will be completed by Stepnell in time for the new school year in September

Posted by Lucinda Reid | February 20, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Construction specialist Stepnell has been awarded a £3.5 million contract by Bourne Grammar School in Bourne, Lincolnshire, to build its brand-new science block.

Work is now under way by the construction team on the state-of-the-art two-storey facility, which will provide 15 laboratories and three preparation rooms as well as student and staff toilet facilities.

Designed by architects Grayling Thomas, the science block is due to be completed ready for September 2017. The stand-alone building features a steel frame construction with its external walls set to be constructed from aluminium and timber cladding, and brickwork with an aluminium standing seam roof.  The frontage of the building will be punctuated by glass panels in vivid colours. Twenty additional car parking spaces will also be created through the construction programme.

Bourne Grammar School is going through a period of expansion and creating an additional 600 school places and the new science block provides much needed accommodation for students from Year 7 through to sixth form.

Stepnell operations and commercial manager Thomas Sewell said: “The new science block will provide a spacious, well-equipped advanced learning and teaching environment for science at Bourne Grammar School. We have a strong record in creating education facilities and are excited to be bringing that skill and knowledge to this exciting project.” Stepnell has a long-established record of sensitively delivering construction schemes in occupied settings and will use that expertise to enable the work to go ahead without disruption to the day-to-day life of the school.  Where possible, the company will use local suppliers and operatives to work on the scheme.”

 

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