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Woodlands Meed build update - Ground now prepared for college building

Things have been progressing well on site, as our team works to deliver a state-of-the-art new college building for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

For the past few weeks, the ground works team has been carrying out a reduced level dig to create the ground profile on which the new college building will stand. This has involved increased truck movements to and from the site to remove excess ground materials. We are grateful to our neighbours for their understanding and cooperation during this peak period of vehicle movements. The bulk dig completed last week, with the associated plant leaving site on Friday. As a result, vehicle movements will be greatly reduced from this week and we will work to ensure that areas of soft landscaping in the surrounding area are made good. Street sweeping has also been taking place alongside the site wheel wash to ensure roads and pathways remain clean and clear.

Alongside the reduced level dig, works have also continued on the construction of the storm water drainage system leading to a large attenuation tank that controls the discharge of surface water into the drainage network. We are also commencing ground works for the college Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) to the Southern end of the site.

The next phase of works involves surfacing the site compound area establishment of temporary facilities for the site operatives. We will also be commencing the foundations for the new college building, including preparatory works for the swimming pool.