End of an era for temporary classrooms

Demolition work has started on Newton Abbot College’s oldest ‘temporary’ structures in preparation for redevelopment.

The Performing Arts space and Mathematics classroom, first erected as a temporary solution over three decades ago, was razed to the ground to make way for a new state-of-the-art Dance Studio and new teaching space.  Newton Abbot based company, Gilpin Demolition, completed the week-long works at the end of October, ensuring as much of the demolition material was recycled as possible.

College Business Manager, Nick Hill, at the site of the old 'temporary' buildings
College Business Manager, Nick Hill, at the site of the old 'temporary' buildings

The £700k redevelopment, made possible through a grant from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, is aiming for an April 2019 completion. New landscaped areas and social spaces will be included in the redevelopment.

Newton Abbot College’s Business Manager, Nick Hill, said of the works: “The demolition works was a real ‘end of an era’ moment for our College community. These buildings, despite their temporary nature, were beloved by our students and we are sad to see them go. However, we are very excited for the future build. We are very proud that we will, in the near future, be a College that not only boasts a new top-of-the-range facility that will benefit our students, but will also be able to be used by our local community.”  

Demolition Gilpin Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 6