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New Science Centre Making Great Progress

05 Sep

Thanks to the hard work of the construction team and plenty of fine weather, work on Princethorpe’s new Science Centre continues to make great progress. The project has now reached week 26 of the build, so it is almost halfway through.

The College’s new Science Centre is situated at the top of The Lime Walk. Due to officially open in September 2023, the 10 teaching laboratories will provide state of the art science facilities for the next generation of pupils to come through our doors.

Work started back in mid-February, and by the end of the Trinity Term the steel framework was in place. Since then, Trendgrey Construction Limited’s dedication has helped the build make significant progress. A lot of the super structure brick work is now complete, particularly at the west end. Inside on the ground floor, the beam and block floor is laid and the partition walls are going up. The drainage works are finished, and the first fix of the electrical and mechanical works is underway. The rafters for the main roof are also being installed. Shortly, the roof trusses will be craned in and the focus then will be to get the building watertight.

In the first few weeks of term, pupils will be asked for their help in collating material for a time capsule that will be buried in the entrance hall of the new building and then we will be looking forward to the topping out ceremony.

As you can see in this latest time lapse clip, it’s all very exciting for us all here at Princethorpe!