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Topping Out at The Bishop Wand School

Having a strong reputation for, and experience of, ‘rescuing’ projects, MCS was appointed to construct new facilities following a principal contractor departing from a project at 40% complete earlier this year.


Working in collaboration with Surrey County Council and Hamson Barron Smith, MCS was appointed to complete the construction of a new Humanities Building containing classrooms and a dining hall and also deliver a separate extension to provide additional learning space.


On Thursday the 30th November 2023, we were delighted to celebrate a significant milestone in the buildings development - the ‘Topping Out’ - with our clients and consultants. Attending on the day were: Daniel Aldridge, Headteacher and Lynne Denny, Business Manager of The Bishop Wand School; Terry King, Project Manager of Hamson Barron Smith; Kate Wonson, Principal Project Manager, Jane Keenan, Commissioning Manager and Gary Earle, Clerk of Works of Surrey County Council.


Speaking of the celebration Daniel Aldridge, Headteacher of The Bishop Wand School said: “I was thrilled to mark this milestone with MCS as we placed the final brick on our new humanities block and sixth form catering facilities. Their genuine empathy for education and commitment to working with our school is truly commendable. A fantastic partnership for building a brighter future for our school."


Responding to Daniel Aldridge’s comment, the Contract Administrator of the project, Terry King of Hamson Barron Smith, said: “Great words - a true reflection of our experience working with MCS who are a compassionate and considerate contractor; a breath of fresh air.”


Kate Wonson, Principal Project Manager at Surrey County Council, said: “MCS has been proactive and collaborative and are a pleasure to work with. It’s fantastic to see this project moving forwards at the rate it has over the recent months. Thank you”


Looking ahead, next week the glazing and fenestration installation commences, ahead of programme in order that the building achieves watertightness by Christmas.


These works are due to complete in April 2024.



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