Groundworks have started on a £1.6 million extension project at the Rye Community Primary School, East Sussex.
As the school site is located on a flood plain, the project provides an interesting challenge for the engineering and construction teams involved.
Due to the nature of the site, the existing school buildings are piled and raised 1 metre above ground level on a concrete platform. Current construction work involves cutting through the existing concrete slabs to insert the supporting piles necessary for the new steel-framed extension.
Commissioned by East Sussex County Council, the two-storey extension will include a purpose-built nursery, two classrooms, a staff room and group work space.
Gyoury Self undertook the structural engineering of the original school building, as well as the latest extension which is due for completion at the end of this year. We are pleased to be working alongside Morgan Sindall and NPS Group on the current project.