Here are the latest developments in Tring School's £30million new build project
Planning permission for a new, sustainable school was granted last year
The main structure of Tring School's new building has been built and the walls are now in.
Last year, planning permission was granted for a rebuild to provide Tring with a new, sustainable school.
The school is being constructed by Bowmer and Kirkland and will be one of the most sustainably designed schools in the country with additional facilities to support the pastoral care and emotional well-being of the students.
In August, the first stage of the demolition at Tring School was completed and the team went on to pour the concrete for the new foundations for the new build.
Since then, the building has been rapidly growing with each passing week and is now visible from the main road.
Over the last few weeks, the frame for the new building has been erected, revealing the familiar zig-zag shape that we saw in the architect’s plan all those months ago. That frame is now virtually complete.
The roof has now been added and the walls and windows are being installed.
Throughout all of this, the school has continued to operate in a Covid-safe manner.
Rod Gibberd, business director at Tring School, said: "Since the summer of 2019 we have been anticipating what the new Tring School will look like.
"As the days get longer, the weather gets warmer and the country starts to return to something like normality it is great to be able to see that not everything has stood still for the last 12 months.
"The new three-storey school building is now essentially in place and we are delighted with the shape of things to come.
"As we approach the halfway point in the project, we are in no doubt that the new school and sports facilities will become the crowning glory for Tring and surrounding villages."
The £30million project is largely government funded but the school has contributed a significant amount of its own funds to create additional pastoral and physical education facilities.
This has been made possible with the support of a generous benefactor and the local community.
The buildings are also environmentally efficient and will include a number of elements that will make it one of the most sustainable new schools in the country.
The new facilities will include state of the art science laboratories, design and technology facilities, art rooms, classrooms, new dining room, learning resources centre, sixth form centre, a four-court sports hall and an activity studio. Every single teaching space will benefit from new and high quality ICT equipment.
You can see regularly updated photos, drone footage, a virtual 'fly through' and plans for the new building at the school's website.
If anyone wants to get in touch regarding the new build, then they can email [email protected]