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Lincoln school sixth form gets £500k extension

New sixth form block: A Lincoln school sixth form is getting a £500,000 revamp to meet growing intake demands.

Work on a £500,000 sixth form revamp at a Lincoln school is well underway, with local architects appointed to see through the project.

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School is investing in state-of-the-art facilities and a new two-storey extension to accommodate rising sixth form intake levels.

Work will continue during the summer holidays, with the project due for completion by September.

Lincoln-based Place Architecture has been appointed as the project managers for the build on the campus off Wragby Road.

Work will include the new extension and refurbishment which will house two new teaching spaces on the first floor, with a common room and staff kitchenette at ground floor level.

Internal alterations and refurbishment to the existing sixth form spaces will create a large classroom, and an open plan study space served by surrounding staff offices and meeting rooms.

The refurbishments also include new floors and ceilings, lighting, new furniture and fittings and 50 new computers in the Study Centre.

The extension is to be constructed with similar materials to the existing building, which is to have its windows replaced with aluminium double glazing to match.

At the same time, the school reception is to be extended with improvements to external paving and disabled access, greatly improving the approach to the school for visitors.

The numbers of sixth form students at the school has increased in recent years from less than 200 to more than 350 this year.

Head of Sixth Form, Mark Edgar said: “This means the space we have is not sufficient. The new sixth form block will give us a much-needed common room for the students and some extra teaching rooms.

“The whole area will be magnificent and will enable us to offer even more to our students, including the study facilities they need to succeed on their courses.”

Place Architecture Managing Director Stephen Palmer said: “We have been established in the education sector for over 30 years and we are pleased to be able to bring our experience to this important project.

“We will be working closely with the building contractors to deliver the project in time for the next academic year”.

Head teacher Martin Mckeown added: “With state-of-the-art technology, furniture, classrooms and much more, our sixth formers will find this area both inspirational and practical.”