Mountjoy has secured a contract with Thornden School in Chandlers Ford to replace a large glulam beam, complete associated roofing works and make other improvements to the school’s main hall.  A large glulam beam suffered a major failure in the summer of 2018 and whilst initial works were undertaken to ensure the building’s structural integrity, it was determined that a replacement beam would be the best long-term solution.    

The school, supported by Synergy Consulting, recently secured funding for the project from the Department for Education through the Condition Improvement Fund.  The project, which is worth approximately £1m, starts this week and will take 10 months to complete.  During this time Mountjoy will be dismantling the existing single ply membrane roof and structure, installing a new roof beam and replacing the roof as well as installing new underfloor heating. The works will help bring the school hall back into use by providing enhanced sporting and performance facilities for pupils and staff.

The project is a welcome addition to our portfolio of construction and refurbishment projects in the education sector across the south of England.   In the past year this has included construction of a new dining hall at Amery Hill School in Alton, the complete refurbishment of vacant building to create the ‘Lantern’ special school in Portsmouth, roofing works at Stamshaw Junior School and the construction of a new £5m boarding house for Ryde School.