Latest PSBP Building Update
Thursday 20th October 2017
* Final Fix of mechanical, electrical plant are being installed throughout the building
* Fixed furniture is now substantially complete
* Final areas of floor laying are progressing through the building
* Final ceiling tiles are being installed, with the exception of areas required for commissioning access
* Power and data outlets substantially complete
* Final fix server room work is now underway
* External works progress around the building with block laying and soft landscaping ongoing
Wednesday 6th July 2016
* First and second fix mechanical, electrical and plant services are continuing to progress through both blocks.
* Wall mounted dado including power and data outlets is being installed throughout the building.
* Primer and first coat paint works is continuing throughout the building.
* Lighting rafts and wall fixed dado trunking are now being installed.
* Joinery, including doors and screens are now being installed.
* Sheet flooring is complete to various parts of the building.
* Fixed furniture installation has commenced in the Science rooms.
Wednesday 13th April 2016
The façade and roof are now watertight allowing attention to turn to the fit out of the building internals. We are progressing well with the internal partitions with the bulk of the classroom spaces, main hall, kitchen and staff spaces now formed. The mechanical and electrical services are currently being installed throughout the building with painting due to commence during April and joinery in May.
Thursday 3 March 2016
Works are progressing well on site with the majority of the roof waterproofing now complete to allow the roof mechanical plant to be delivered on Monday 14th March.
All windows are now installed to the external façade and the brickwork is approximately 80% complete. Internal works are continuing with the dry lining being installed throughout all floors of the building. High level mechanical and electrical services are also being installed across all floors.
Fixed furniture, internal doors and glazed screens are now in manufacture ready for installation commencing in May.
Friday 22 January 2016
Works are progressing well with the main structural steel frame now complete and on programme to have the blockwork, window fixing and roofing complete to the North Block by the end of January. We have commenced internal wall construction and installation of MEP services. External works are also progressing in line with the programme with the storm water and foul water drainage complete around the main building. Following removal of the external scaffolding to the North block we will start the external hard landscaping.
Friday 11 December 2015
The first steel work began on Monday 20 July 2015. This is being built up in sections (four floors high) and will work its way along the length of the new building.
The four floor section (with a lower ground floor) was constructed first, followed by the rest of the wing. The construction of the second wing (to the left of the image below) started at the end of September.
Brickwork is now gaining momentum on the east wing along with the installation of window frames and `topping-out' (weather-proofing of the roof).
Check out the image galleries and time-lapse videos for the progress so far.
Images from mid November 2015.
Friday 25 September 2015
First class to be taught in the new school
Photography students went onto the building site and realized that they were the first students, in the very first class to have been taught there!
Monday 27 July 2015
Congratulations to our Interserve team who were announced as winners of the coveted BIM Award for work that they have been doing with us since an early stage of new buiding development. The BIM (Buildings Information Management) system is a computerized 3-D modelling system which contains every aspect and component that comprises the new building. This model was used to create the early 3-D walkthrough (available for you you to view using the appropriate link) and has been extremely useful in enabling us to visualize the layout, scale and operation of the new building.
Look out for new walkthroughs in the autumn term.
Thursday 9 July 2015
Interserve kindly fixed Art students' work onto the school-side of the construction area hoardings. These panels depict various aspects of the school's House system.
The panel in the background shows portraits of the four Directors of House: Mr Pieroni; Mrs Edis; Miss Levesley and Mr Jones. Watch out for more building images from Photography students in the new academic year.
Monday 20 July 2015
The foundations and preparations for construction of the lower ground and ground floors of the new building are well under way. Concrete foundations are being poured and pads are being positioned. The retaining walls for the lower ground floor are now complete and the ground floor is being leveled.
Please use the Videos link to view time-lapse and drone videos to view progress so far, or to view an image gallery.
Please see the link to a video of the occasion and the programme
Friday 24 April 2015
A Ground-breaking ceremony was held on the site of the new school on Friday 24 April 2015. This was an exciting occasion which brought together people representing many different interested groups. Guests included: The Rt. Hon. Mike Penning MP; Councillor Herbert Chapman and his wife Shirley (representing the Mayor); Councillor Terry Douris; staff from Interserve (contractor); members of the Longdean School Parents Association; Governors, Headteacher, senior staff and students of Longdean School.
View from the north
View from the south