Harris Academies
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New Build Timeline

Link to New Build Timeline and Ariel Photo

 

August 2015

The new Harris Primary Academy is prepared ready for our new students.

Primary Academy Primary Acadamy Sign

September 2015

Temporary classrooms are almost completed, ready for the first phase of the development.  The DT, Art, Music and Business departments will be temporarily based here.

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The Academy grounds are now a hive of activity in preparation for the first phase of the move.

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October Half Term Break 2015

The first phase of the Academy's move towards our new build is taking place with Business, ICT, Art, Music and Design moving to our temporary accommodation.

Click to view the pictorial progress with the temporary accommodation

Start of the New Half Term November 2015

The students have already settled very well into the new classrooms.

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December 2015

The beginning of the end of our original buildings!  Demolition of the old Sports Hall has started.

Demolition of Sports Hall - December 15

January 2016

Demolition of the old blocks continue and the path is cleared to accommodate the new entry road.

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As the sun sets, we say goodbye to the old DT and Art block which has now  finally been demolished.

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Please click here to view a progress report from Kier

March 2016

The new build is progressing well, with three buildings now demolished. Since Christmas we have had over a thousand tipper lorries on site, removing soil and masonry. This, as you can imagine has been quite a logistical exercise, which has gone smoothly, with little impact on the local environment. All material removed from the site goes for recycling, giving the project 0% to land fill, a great achievement.

The concrete piles (which the building will sit on) for the primary academy are nearly complete, so the steel framing will start on time keeping the completion and handover in December 2016 for the Primary academy on target.

New Build Photo - March 16 (Insight)

May 2016

Exciting progress is being made with the arrival of the cranes.

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May Half Term 2016

During half term, power sources will be redirected and with each day we can see more of the foundations being put into place.

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June 2016

The concrete foundations are being laid.

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July 2016

The foundations how now been put in place with exciting progress now accelerating week by week.

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Week Beginning 4th July 2016

The Building is beginning to rise from the foundations.

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... and now the first floor.

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September 2016

The progress has continued during the Summer break and we are now entering our 12 month countdown with the official move to the new building still scheduled for August 2017.

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And the third floor .....

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Finally the roof and windows start to be put in place......

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Read HERE the latest update from Kier regarding the progress of our new academy.

October 2016

There is a hive of activity putting the roof in place.

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November 16

During our half term break, the building has transformed with the windows now being put in place, making our new Academy water tight.

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January 2017

With the crane absent from the skyline and the building still on schedule to open in the summer, staff are very excited at the prospect of taking a first look inside, once the safety hats and boots have arrived! 

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Read HERE the latest newsletter from Kier regarding progress of our new Academy.

February 2017

Whilst it seems that not much has progressed on the outside of our new Academy, we can confirm that inside it has been a hive of activity in preparation for our scheduled opening this summer - only 7 months away!

In the meantime the view from the second floor of our current building includes the new Primary Academy with the Construction Site offices serving as reminder of the work being carried out on our Academy.

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And the lights illuminated our building in progress ...

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March 2017

With 6 months to go the scaffolding is being removed to reveal our new building and work is still progressing on schedule.

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