Guernsey

Les Beaucamps High School build on schedule

Les Beaucamps High School build
Image caption As part of the project the current building will be replaced by a sports block including a pool

The rebuilding of Les Beaucamps High School is on schedule after early issues with the work, Guernsey's Education Department has said.

Concerns were raised after the collapse of a concrete slab in June, but the department said contractors RG Falla had made up for the delay.

The new school building is due to open in September 2012.

The £37m project, which involves the demolition of the old building, is due to be completed by the end of 2013.

Derek Neale, Director of Education, said: "There were some initial fears that that the failure of a concrete slab back in June would lead to delays and increased costs.

"I can confirm that all the original slabs have now been removed from site and new slabs from a different supplier are currently being installed.

"Although this has put two of the four blocks behind programme, the other blocks are progressing well and RG Falla are now working to a revised programme which will make up [for] the delays."

Once the school buildings are completed and staff and pupils have moved in, the old school buildings will be demolished to make way for a sports block including a four lane swimming pool, sports hall and gym.

This second phase of construction will also include the external areas, parking and some additional landscaping.

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