Work is under way at Christleton High School on a large scale renovation to the rear of the school.

The work will form part of on-going renovations and refurbishment to the school’s buildings, making them energy efficient, with a sleek design.

The work has been funded by the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund following a successful bid in March. The winning tender was submitted by Aspect Construction.

A spokesperson from Aspect Construction said: “We are really pleased to be appointed as main contractor for the refurbishment works at the school. It is good to see local firms being appointed to such a development and will help us in our commitment to providing the local area with work experience and apprenticeship opportunities that are essential for creating a sustainable community.

“Utilising the skills of local companies wherever possible during the construction work is very important to us as a North West company and this pledge is one we bring to all our projects.”

John Fay from E3 Cube, which has worked on the design aspect of the project, said: “We are delighted to have helped the school secure this funding and we are excited to be revitalising this large teaching block.

“It is always rewarding to design and deliver projects which make a real difference to teaching and learning environments. The school has a clear vision of what they want to achieve and we are pleased to be delivering their aspirations.”

This work is the next significant step in the on-going improvement of the school.

A spokesperson for Christleton High said: “We are delighted to have received the funding, and have sought extremely good value for money to ensure that the works extend as far as possible.

“They will considerably enhance the energy efficiency of the school, reducing costs and allowing us to concentrate on learning and teaching in a suitable environment.

“The work follows quickly on the opening of the 3G pitch last year and will considerably improve the aesthetics on the leisure centre side of the school. The work is scheduled to last until March 2015.”

Chester MP Stephen Mosley said: “Congratulations must go to headteacher Tony Lamberton and the rest of the senior leadership team at Christleton for leading the way and securing this fantastic investment.

“Christleton High School has seen significant investment and improvements since it became an Academy in 2011, and I look forward to visiting the school again in the near future to see the work for myself.”

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