The £35m Stanley Park School, Sutton reaches completion on time despite a series of setbacks that were feared to prolong the opening of the new seven form entry school. The school which is scheduled to open for the new term in January will have nearly 560 seats every year, with reserved places and specialist tutoring for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
CSC Screeding is proud to have played our part in the quick completion of the project, getting nearly 1000sq.m of screeded flooring ready for the final floor finish within just a week of the screed installation. Fast drying floor screed– FlexiDry F1, was used to expedite the drying while ensuring strength and durability. FlexiDry screed of the F3 formulation, which comes with a drying time of 21 days was further used for screeding another 2000sq.m of the school building, making sure that the floor finish contractors could begin the installation of the final floor finish without any delays.
The construction work for the school which is built on a former hospital site was earlier subjected to considerable delay owing to negotiations over access rights to neighboring land. A series of further delays followed when excavations unearthed prehistoric remains and Bronze Age pottery at the school site. Ancient Roman remains and bits of pottery were dug out by archaeologist after pre historic remains were spotted at the site during excavations for laying the school foundation. Nonetheless, Sutton Council members are delighted that the historic findings add new value to the school site and it would provide the students with a firsthand opportunity to get better acquainted with history.
The school building follows high standards of sustainability, and has received very high ratings from BREAM. The school also features several community facilities including a three badminton court sports hall, a school hall with electronic retractable seating system and a series of class rooms which can be hired for community activities and meetings.