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Building Woodlands Meed update – Anniversary of works sees college building frame near completion

Almost a year on from the start of work to deliver a fantastic new college building for young people with SEND in West Sussex, the structural frame of the building is now nearly complete.

Despite the reduced daylight hours of the winter months, work has been continuing apace as ISG's construction team work to deliver a new home for Woodlands Meed College. With the anniversary of the works falling in December, the concrete frame of the college building is nearing completion, with just sports hall roof elements left to complete. As a result of this progress on the main structure, we are now seeing temporary works that provided support and reinforcement for concrete pours being struck and removed from the construction site.

With the main structure in place, we now see the follow-on trades move in, with the roofing contractor now on site laying the roof materials, while the façade contractor has made a start on erecting the metal frame system for the external walls. Once the frame is in place, external cladding will be put in place, with work on windows and doors starting before the Christmas break.

The team will be taking a break over the festive period, with the site closing as of Friday the 23rd of December. Work will get underway again in the New Year, with the team burning of those additional Christmas calories from Tuesday 3rd January!

Separately, we would like to advise our neighbours that UK Power Networks (UKPN) will be back working in the public highways with some works on Saturday 3rd December, which will affect Birchwood Grove Road and Wykeham Way. This will be following by a programme of work from 5th – 16th December in Wykeham Way and Ferndale Road. This work is being undertaken by UKPN and is not under the control of ISG. Therefore, if there are any queries during the works, residents are advised to contact UKPN direct on 0800 029 4285 or via their website at