St. Michael’s Phase 1 completed

St Michaels Primary School exterior

Phase 1 of an expansion project at the St. Michael’s Primary School in Reading has now reached completion.  An extensive new teaching block has been constructed as part of a two-year phased development project aimed at doubling capacity to provide an additional 210 school places.

St. Michaels teaching block exteriorGyoury Self undertook all structural calculations and drawings for the new teaching block; a steel framed building with reinforced concrete foundations and pre-cast concrete floors.

The current work at St. Michael’s is part of a £61m programme commissioned by Reading Borough Council to create an additional 2,520 school places over the next five years. The programme involves expanding existing primary schools and creating a new primary school.

Gyoury Self was appointed by Galliford Try to undertake all structural engineering works on five schools within the expansion programme. All five Reading school projects are due for completion by the end of this summer in readiness for the new 2016/2017 intake.

Image credits: Galliford Try

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