We are pleased to announce the recent project to refurbish and extend the existing dining room at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy has now been completed!
The extension, which opened its doors to students after returning from Christmas break, has been eagerly awaited by staff and students alike, with positive comments around how open and bright the space now feels.
The area has been equipped with Audio Visual equipment to enable it to be utilised for other activities and events (such as open evenings and career fayres) when it is not being used as a dining facility. The extension has also meant that the lecture hall/theatre, which was previously used for overspill during dining times, has reverted to its intended use.
Spanning a nine-month period, the project has included careful planning and monitoring to ensure that no disruption was caused to day-to-day school operations – particularly around the busy exam periods.
The school is committed to operating in a sustainable manner, with a target to reduce both its carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. As a result, sustainable technologies were incorporated into the project, including the installation of energy efficient LED lighting with smart controls and photovoltaic panels (solar PV).
Well done to all of those involved in the build, including Speller Metcalfe, DSA Consultants, Holloway Foo Architects, PMP Consultants Limited, Paul Ravenhall Consulting Ltd, Barnsley Marshall Limited, Walker Cotter Safety Limited and Holland Lloyd. A big thanks also to staff and students at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy, special thanks to Jack Ashford, Facilities Manager at the school.
“This project has been the result of a collaborative approach to working involving King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy, DSA Consultants and Speller Metcalfe to deliver a wonderful dining hall extension that meets the needs of the school and will benefit students and staff for years to come. Well done to all those involved in the project!” Hoang Nguyen, Head of Estates & Sustainability