Fir Vale Primary

Fir Vale Primary under construction
Fir Vale Primary under construction
Fir Vale Primary roof structure
Fir Vale Primary roof structure

Story: Rohan Francis

The construction of Fir Vale Primary School is well under way at Skinnerthorpe Road, with the building's steel frame now in place and the remaining elements on target for completion by September 2014.

Construction of the poured concrete floors began in early January 2014, followed by the installation of a light-weight metal framework, which will provide the structure of the exterior walls.

With bricklayers starting work on covering these frames over the next few weeks, and a roof lining beginning to go up, it is hoped the building will be watertight by the end of February 2014.

Work on the interior has also begun with preparations for the arrival of electricians on the site, and the construction of the internal partition walls starting early in February 2014.

Initial landscaping work has been focussed on creating a new drainage system for the site, which is due to be completed in the coming weeks.

The project's completion will include the construction of a new vehicle entrance off Owler Lane. BAM Construction, who are undertaking the building of the school, have said any disruption caused by this road change will be minimal.

A new principal of the school has now been appointed. Debra Ward has ten years experience of being a headteacher and has overseen new school buildings before.

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