Nene Park Academy and Peterborough City Council, along with Kier Construction, celebrated a significant milestone this week and ‘topped out’ Nene Park Academy’s new extension.
The build involves the construction of a new three-storey teaching block which contains general teaching, design and technology spaces and 3 new IT rooms with a link to two existing buildings. As well as an additional single-storey extension to the existing sports facility building which was completed and handed over to the school well ahead of schedule in February. The building will be complemented by further refurbishments to the existing buildings to provide additional, specialist facilities for Music, Drama, Science, Textiles and Photography.
Once complete the new £7 million extension will provide Nene Park Academy with the space and facilities to grow incrementally over the next five years to accommodate an additional 300 pupils and a further 100 sixth form pupils.
The School is set in amazing historical surroundings and the expansion builds upon the great work already done.
Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council said: “It is a fine example of the City Council, Kier and CMAT working together and is also a reflection of the Council’s promise to build state of the art schools in Peterborough. I believe it provides every student with the best environment in which to learn”.
Dennis Cotton, Operations Director, Kier, said: “We’re very happy with the progress of the project to date. This new school extension builds on our position as a leading UK provider of educational buildings and we look forward to being able to hand over the building in September.”
Principal, Steve Howard, added “We are very pleased that Peterborough City Council have supported this development of Nene Park Academy. These fantastic facilities will allow us to provide the best possible education for as many of the local community children as possible.”
A thank you to Xtreme Ales in Peterborough for donating the local beer for this event: http://www.xtremeales.com/