Steel completes for new Dover Grammar School for Boys
Working on behalf of main contractor Kier, Mifflin Construction has erected 540t of structural steelwork for the new Dover Grammar School for Boys.
Located on a prominent position overlooking the town and with unhindered views of the well-known castle, the new school facilities will replace the current 1930s-built buildings.
The aim of the project is to provide modern structures for the school’s 860 pupils that are aged between 11 and 18. This includes a new three-storey teaching block and an attached four-court sports hall, with external works including a two-court multi-use games area and grass football pitch.
Kier Project Manager Patrick Rogers said: “Cost and steelwork’s speed of construction, whilst being safer, reduces time on site making it the material of choice for this project.
“However, steel also has other advantages, conforming to Kier sustainability and environmental policies, such as less embodied carbon, it is recyclable, it is sustainable with no site waste production, and reduces transportation needs.”
The school’s teaching block is arranged in a V-shaped configuration, consisting of two three-storey teaching wings, joined by a four-storey element.
The Dover Grammar School for Boys project is due to be completed in summer 2023.