Thank goodness storm Dennis had passed just in time for the very first module of our new school building to arrive on site. After the huge crane had been secured with ballast and the lifting frame brought in, the first unit (which is one of the main stairwells that will take students and staff up and down the 3-storey building) made its way up the haulage road. But unfortunately, the strengthening gusts of wind meant that that it couldn't be lifted into position!
The second unit, which is twice as long as the stairwell piece, arrived on site only to struggle navigating the haulage road, but with some adjustments, it finally arrived on site and both pieces are waiting to be lifted into place in the next day or so.
There are 49 further modular units still to come until the building is in place, and the aim is for this to be completed within the next fortnight. With many of the utilities and decor already in situ within each module, it then won't take long for the spaces to be ready for occupancy. The main utility supply pipes are being installed this week as well, A large trench is also being dug through the car park and quad area which will house the pipework for the main utilities such as the gas supply.
When students and staff arrive back next week, the construction site will be transformed and a recognisable new Haygrove School in sight!