Witham Hall Prep School update

The new sports hall and changing facility is taking shape and the Clarke group construction Ltd are please to have been awarded the second phase of the works.

Works have progressed well over the summer holidays whilst the children have been away. We have worked closely with the design team and client to deal with problems that the original structures have thrown up. The piling and foundation works to the phase two has been completed and the new structural steel frame is being fabricated off site.

Works are now at a point where the first fix mechanical and electrical works are being installed. The upper plant room structure has been fabricated for speed and quality control by our joinery division at our joinery manufacturing facility.

Please see below artist impressions of what the development will look like upon completion. These have been generated by our CAD designer Juan Manuel Martinez using a new design package called sketch up.

“The works commenced in February of this year, initial works of constructing a service road to the proposed construction area.

The project has moved on well with the clearing of the site and reduced dig which created problems with the amount of soil which had to be removed and the transportation to remove it.

During the piling works we encountered problems with water in the ground which effected the depth and the filling of the piles.

General Superstructure has followed on reasonably well although we have and still are struggling with Brickwork trades to progress forward.

The Stonework to the Columns and the Parapet features is very work intensive and slow going. Issues with the installation and the support methods is taking time.

Timber roofing works is progressing well  in order to get phase 1, watertight.

Phase 2 works has progressed well with internal masonry and external masonry . Footings have been cast and we are awaiting Block and and Beam Flooring.

Generally taking into account the issues we have had in respect to Design and issues with the Old Hall works have moved on well. But Brickwork Trades have let us down on the project.

We are moving forward with January 2017 as a completion for the project.”

Mark Cudbertson Site Manager



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