Work on Freshwater School has been progressing well and on time. The new primary school project, which started construction in February 2022, has taken its form and external finishes are nearing completion. The new construction consists of re-used, random course stone from the old building in which is starting to be integrated into the new brickwork. The brick colour was chosen to compliment this stonework and to be sympathetic to the surrounding buildings.
Internal construction is progressing to the point where internal fixtures and finishes will start to be installed. Bold zoning colours where chosen for this project by Hampshire County Council to enhance the user experience and give a sense of ownership to the pupils. The main hall will be used primarily for dining, but with the flexibility of Physical Education use; by means of fold away dining tables that create a flush finish.
During the project, Morgan Sindall invited the prospective Teachers and Pupils to walk around the site to view the progress half way through. They used this as a teaching tool to allow non-construction personnel to gain valuable knowledge on the building and its construction techniques. Morgan Sindall then invited the pupils to put their mark on a steel column so that they had a stamp on the building for its entire lifespan.
The works are now reaching their final stages and completion is due in November 2022.