Major expansion work gets underway at school in Chester

Work has now begun on the expansion and renovation of a secondary school in Chester, with the aim of improving the design of the building and ensuring that it is energy efficient.

The revamp and expansion is taking place at Christleton High School, located in the village of Christleton on the fringes of Chester, with the financing coming from the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund.

Christleton High School made a successful application for grant funding back in March, and has awarded the contract for the construction work to local building firm Aspect Construction.

A company spokesperson stated that it was delighted to have won the contract, and that it intended to make use of other local firms’ skills throughout the construction process.

There are certainly companies capable of providing high quality footings and foundations in Chester that could find themselves called into action – as well as enterprises that handle ground maintenance work like turfing in Chester – should Aspect need to call on them.

The project design has been undertaken by E3 Cube, and its plans proved a crucial factor in the school gaining the funding needed for the work to get underway.

A school spokesperson told the Chester Chronicle:

“We are delighted to have received the funding, and have sought extremely good value for money to ensure that the works extend as far as possible.

“They will considerably enhance the energy efficiency of the school, reducing costs and allowing us to concentrate on learning and teaching in a suitable environment.”

This latest round of work at the school is part of an ongoing project, which last year saw a 3G artificial pitch open for use, and the spokesperson stated that it will significantly enhance the aesthetic qualities of the school.

The construction is due to be completed by March next year.