We recently hosted a couple of events at our Barton Junior School project in Dover; T&B’s first scheme under our Department for Education (DfE) Framework Agreement that, alongside design partners ECE Architecture, services engineer Hurley Palmer Flatt and structural engineer Ben Segeth Associates, will see us replace the school’s existing single-storey teaching block with a ‘new and improved’ 2-storey Junior School.
T&B’s Southern project team, led by Rob Wishart, Tim Parker, Matt King, Peter Cheesman and Sal Conti, have liaised closely with the school and pupils to facilitate;
Bury a Time Capsule – 2no. capsules with a lifespan of 200 years were ceremoniously handed from the site operatives who watched them being placed beneath the ground floor slab. Contained within the capsules were – a letter from each class with their predictions of what the world would be like in 200 years time, photographs of the original school buildings to be demolished, old photos of ex-head pupils, pupil drawings of the new building being constructed.
Gardening – at commencement on site in October 2018 we relocated the existing gardening area which we upgraded with new timber planters and seating area which Peter lovingly restored and was very much appreciated by the school. We took part in a school Horticulture / Gardening lesson during which the children dug up some carrots & potatoes they have cultivated within the planters and planted out the next crop of potatoes. Our site manager, Peter Cheesman, also donated some white grape cuttings from his garden at home.
‘They’re fantastic initiatives and something that we’re extremely proud to be involved with. It’s great to see the children getting so involved with things.’ – Rob Wishart, T&B Director
Works to construct the new £3,600,000 Junior School are progressing well and due for completion later this year.