Ockendon Academy Official Opening
Sustainable Timber Classroom Block in Thurrock
Friday 17th May saw the official opening of the new Timber Teaching Block Cabinco completed in July 2012. Local MP Jackie Doyle Price cut the ribbon in the presence of Architects JTS Partnership, Main Contractor Cabinco Ltd and local dignitories including Mayor Gupta, Chair of Governors, Academy Governors and representative of the Essex Chamber of Commerce.
The opening day included an opportunity to view the extensive refubishment works of existing buildings and learn of the schools many successes and achievements prior to the cutting of the ribbon to the new English Block. Mrs King, Principal commented that JTS Partnership and Cabincon Ltd had
“created a building that provides the best in design and environment”
It was a day of compliments for the entire project team. When Mrs King spoke of her experience with the project she said she “loved working with Cabinco” their was “minimum disruption” and a “fabulous company to work with”. Praise also for the construction team themselves who took a break from Phase II of the works at the school to enjoy the ceremony.
[singlepic id=3365 w=320 h=240 float=right]Pupils of the school were also present and given an opportunity to share their feelings of learning in a timber building and commented they “love the smell and sense of light” and that “environment making it easier to interact and work in teams”
However, the best possible compliment is that we are already on site constructing their next project which is a new Studio School. Once again it will be designed with JTS Parternship and many of the same contractors working with us to a sustainable timber building, constructed using our MPL style. The school are looking for completion in the summer of 2013.