The Michael Faraday Architectural Team had their monthly site visit to inspect on the construction progress on our magnificent new school building this week. We were interested to observe at first hand the changes that have taken place since our last visit at the end of September.
The changes have been vast! With the foundations now firmly in place, our team of incredibly busy builders have wasted no time in starting to construct the new circular school building.
The shell structure for the Ball Room is now in place, and we can see how the layout of the new school is starting to develop. We noted that a permanent crane is now in place, changing the face of the Michael Faraday landscape. Tim, the site Project Manager, told us that we are hopeful of putting a camera high up in the crane to capture the changing view.
Tim also explained the huge efforts taken to shift concrete around the site. Cement mixers arrive each day, and this is currently the main work being undertaken on site. We learnt that the foundations are 300mm deep; a heated layer will then be placed on top, sandwiched by yet another layer of concrete.
The Architectural Team are anticipating being able to walk around the new school building when we arrive on site early in the new year for our next school inspection. We are pleased to conclude that the new Michael Faraday school is on schedule (and on budget!) for a grand opening in September 2010.