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KSA’s New Build Taking Shape

The development of the Academy’s new building is at an exciting stage with the start of the steelwork structure showing the building taking shape.

The construction team is now in week 16 of the programme and as well as the building's foundations due to be completed this week, the main structure will go up in the next five weeks.

Students, staff and anyone passing the site can see the progress this week, as the steelwork for the dance studio, changing rooms, kitchen, theatre and plant room starts to come together.

Once the main structure is in, pre-cast concrete plates will go down and the brick work will get under way.

KSA's Project Manager Matt Isherwood said: "From the Academy's perspective, we're delighted at the rapid progress that Willmott Dixon is making on site, from what was a green field in September to the shape of the building starting to take shape.

"It's a fantastic time for the Academy and we're all looking forward to September 2012.

"There's been a lot of interest from students as they watch it go up and there's been genuine enthusiasm from Primary Phase children who have been taking part in the enrichment programme with Willmott Dixon."

Staff from the construction company have been visiting the Primary Phase to talk to children about the work they do and have held activities such as quizzes and poster competitions.