Hughes And Salvidge Ushers In New Era At Southampton School

8th April 2015

Hughes and Salvidge are nearing the end of our recent project at The Cedar School in Southampton.

The Cedar School work with children with complex special education needs and physical difficulties and provide a different approach to education for families in the local area.

The school was one of 261 schools nationwide to win a share of a £2.4 billion Government cash hand-out as part of its Priority School Building Programme aimed at rebuilding those schools “in need of urgent repair”.

The previous building suffered from leakages, asbestos, and the windows were in dire need of replacement amongst several other issues that required addressing.

Hughes and Salvidge were subcontracted by Kier in 2014 to demolish the former school buildings at the site after a new school was built in the summer. The works included a comprehensive soft strip of the buildings before demolition of all the structures on site. As our works took place during the school term we ensured that dust, noise and other disruptions were kept to a minimum throughout.

The children enjoyed having the machines close by and regularly watched the works taking place from behind the site boundary. Our site team were even treated to personalised gingerbread biscuits complete with hard hats and hi-vis vests to help keep their strength up!

The children will now be able to enjoy more playground space next to their brand new school buildings. Other new facilities will also include a hydrotherapy pool and support therapy, sensory and physiotherapy areas as well as classrooms with group rooms, support areas for the children and a learning resource centre.

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