The developer behind a £5 million revamp of a Burton school has released the second installment of its photographic timeline.
St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is capturing the work done at Rykneld Primary School, Branston, using timelapse photography.
The images are being uploaded to a special website every month and will document the construction of the two storey extension that will house 10 new classrooms, staff and pupil support rooms and a large sports hall.
They also capture improvements to the school’s existing outdoor sports facilities, including the renovation of its hard and soft play areas and the creation of an all-weather pitch.
The latest instalment of timelapse footage shows enabling works being completed, precast stair units and site drainage beginning to be installed, and the building taking shape, with its steel frame in place.
The footage includes a steel topping out ceremony, at which year 4 pupils had the opportunity to sign the last two steel frame roof purlins. They then got to watch as the crane picked up the steel beams and completed the structure of their new sports hall.
Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “We’re very pleased with the progress being made at Rykneld Primary School. It’s fantastic to watch the extension take shape. This development will help the school meet the needs of the expanding Branston community.”
Gary Staddon, head teacher at Rykneld Primary School, continued: “The pupils were excited to watch as the beams they’d signed were lifted by the crane. Staff, parents and children alike are enjoying watching the timelapse photography, especially when it captures moments pupils have been involved in.”
The multi-million pound extension of Rykneld Primary School, which will create an additional 160 primary school places, is part of St. Modwen’s wider redevelopment of land at Branston that focuses on job creation and high quality housing. The 175 acre scheme includes 770,000 sq ft of employment space across the manufacturing, storage and distribution sectors which will create around 1,500 new local jobs. In addition, a mix of 660 three, four and five bedroom family homes are under construction alongside the River Trent.