Milestone for new Lowestoft Sixth Form College in north Suffolk

The new �18.5 million Lowestoft Sixth Form College is fast taking shape

A ceremony to mark a significant milestone, namely the completion of the building's main reinforced concrete frame, took place today. As the sixth form prepares to open in September, construction company Morgan Sindall held a topping out ceremony as the last pour of concrete was placed on the roof.

College principal Yolanda Botham and David Bye, chair of Lowestoft Sixth Form College Corporation, attended. When finished the 8,000 sq metre energy-efficient college will cater for 950 sixth form students. Sustainable elements including high levels of insulation, rainwater harvesting and photovoltaic technology to convert sunlight to energy.

'Work is progressing well and we're pleased to mark the latest milestone in the construction of the new Lowestoft Sixth Form College,' said Derek Foster, contracts manager for Morgan Sindall.

'The concrete frame is now complete and the fit out has commenced with internal walls being built and services being installed.'

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'We're all very excited to see the creation of this outstanding space for learning,' added Ms Botham.

Builders are also installing rainscreen panels to the facade of the college along with unique 'pod' structures which will provide small study areas for pupils.

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