Instant school for Selsey Academy

Instant school

Following the fire last month which devastated school buildings at Selsey Academy, work has already begun on an ‘instant school’ produced from portable buildings provided by modular buildings firm, Portable Offices to accommodate the 450 displaced pupils while a massive re-construction project takes place.

Just three days after the fire, which was widely reported on BBC television and other national networks, Portable Offices had portable buildings in-situ to help accommodate pupils and to allow studying to continue.

The striking new range of temporary buildings will be established in just seven and a half weeks and will be ready for pupils following their return from their half term break.  The 105 units are to provide a temporary education establishment on the athletics track comprising a school hall, dining hall, interactive library, IT suites, standard classrooms, science labs, washroom facilities and canteen.

Managing director of Portable Offices, Adrian Witty, commented: “It was vital to implement a speedy response to such a crisis and although it is a tight time-frame, I am confident that we can develop an effective solution which will allow pupils to continue their education with minimal disruption.”

The portable buildings combine functionality with sublimely clean detailing.  Inside, a contemporary feel has been created with bright wall finishes and plenty of natural light wherever possible.

Providers of the units, Portable Offices, will bring their experienced team to the site to work in tandem with council planners and teaching staff to develop the temporary facility to meet the exacting standards required.

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