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Construction starts on new teaching blocks at Sybil Andrews Academy




Construction has begun on the first of two new teaching blocks at a Bury St Edmunds secondary school.

The blocks at Sybil Andrews Academy will provide extra class and staff rooms - with the first block set to be completed in September.

Another smaller block is set to be built by 2020 to allow the school to expand by 600 places to accommodate 1,200 students.

Sybil Andrews Academy construction work. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography (6694840)
Sybil Andrews Academy construction work. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography (6694840)

Barnes Construction, which built the Rougham Tower Avenue school in 2016, has returned for the new phases.

Headteacher Trenica King said: “This is another exciting milestone for our school.

“The new education block will further develop our specialist teaching rooms and provide more space for our new Year 7 students arriving this September.

“We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project for their hard work and commitment.”

Sybil Andrews Academy construction work. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography (6694843)
Sybil Andrews Academy construction work. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography (6694843)

Over recent months, Barnes has been carrying out preparation works which has included creating new hard plays areas as well as alterations to paths and paving.

The project also features an extra multi-use games area to expand the outside sports facilities.

Concertus Design & Property Consultants is project managing on behalf of Suffolk County Council.

Project chiefs, councillors as well as students and staff visited the site last month to mark the start of construction with the excavation of foundations.



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