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Conder Structures is currently erecting more than 600t of structural steelwork for the £20M PFI financed Portland Community Comprehensive school.

Located in the Nottinghamshire town of Work- sop, the school is E-shaped in plan, with the three arms typically 102m long x 20m wide, while the connected main building measures 97m x 17m.

The structure is predominantly two levels high and will include 112 classrooms, a 36m x 16m assembly hall, an 18m x 32m sports hall and a multpurpose gymna- sium.

During construction Conder has also supplied and installed more than 1,620m of its edge-protection system.

Jason Hensman, Conder Managing Director, said: “Our edge protection, supplied in conjunction with SGB, is the preferred solution for these low rise, extended structures and will be in place for 20 weeks of this project before the building is made weather tight.”

The project is on schedule for handover to the school authori- ties on 26 November 2007.

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