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Steelwork creating new school at Walton-on-Thames

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Working on behalf of BAM Construction, Elland Steel Structures (ESS) has fabricated, supplied and erected 535t of steelwork for the new Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames.

The 900-pupil steel-framed secondary school will include two main conjoined three-storey teaching blocks and a sports hall. The upper floors of the blocks are formed with steel beams supporting precast planks. This has required ESS to supply and install 5,400m2 of precast planks for the project.

The ground floor will typically accommodate the practical spaces, school administration and the sports, drama and main hall. The first floor will accommodate the teaching and learning spaces and also the library. The second floor will have further general teaching and learning spaces, as well as science laboratories.

Complementing the indoor facilities, the school will also have a playing field for football, cricket and rugby, a multi-use games area, car parking and an amphitheatre.

Heathside School is due to open in autumn 2023.

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