New science block taking shape at Biggleswade’s Stratton Upper

Stratton science block
Stratton science block
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Stratton Upper School’s ‘impressive’ news science block is quickly taking shape.

It’s been a very busy time for Ipswich-based builders, ISG, who promised that once the foundations were laid, the Biggleswade school would see very rapid progress

Stratton science block

Stratton science block

Using state-of-the-art building techniques, utilising pre-prepared components, the internal supporting structures of the mammoth building have been quickly assembled giving staff and students the first opportunity to truly appreciate the scale of the work.

“Although we were very careful to make sure the new footprint did not detract from our open spaces, the absolute scale of the new building is incredibly impressive,” said headteacher Rob Watson.

Peter Riley, Head of Science, added: “The opportunity to be involved in the design of a new block is at best something that happens only once in a career, but for most science teachers never at all.

“When it is finished Stratton will have the best science facilities of any school in the area.”

Stratton science block

Stratton science block

The 13 laboratory facility remains on schedule, and is due to be handed over to the school at the end of the year.

The contract will also see significant changes to the layout of the front car parking area which will incorporate increased facilities, enhanced safety and an outdoor environment worthy of Stratton’s impressive entrance.