Works to the Enis Adams Primary School is said to be progressing well and now “nears completion”.
“The school is taking shape with every passing day and will be superb once finished,” said project contractor and Managing Director of Newton Construction, Hesketh Newton.
The reconstructed building, which was designed by UK-based company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel), will be able to withstand 185 miles per hour winds and earthquakes.
Commercial Director of REIDsteel Tim Cook said the school will be much improved from its former building which was destroyed during the 2017 hurricanes.
“All of the steelwork has gone up and work is going well as it nears completion. The school is being rebuilt to modern standards and requirements with disabled facilities, and an additional second floor,” Cook said.
He further said: “As well as seven classrooms on the ground floor, it will have a science lab, IT Suite, library, large seminar room on the second floor plus a medical room.”
Meanwhile, local businessman and the school’s benefactor Peter Haycraft said it has been rewarding to witness the rebuilding of the school.
“It is gratifying to see the Enis Adams school rise from the rubble as our community works to put the devastation of the hurricanes behind us.”
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