New classrooms taking shape at community college

Building work underway at Exmouth Community College.

Building work underway at Exmouth Community College. - Credit: Archant

Work is now well under way on a new block of classrooms at Exmouth Community College.

The new building, on the college’s Gipsy Lane site, will house eight classrooms and is due for completion in June, with lessons to start in September. It is part of a continuing programme of updating buildings and new building work at the college to accomodate an expected increase in demand for places from pupils leaving primary schools. College principal Tony Alexander, with head of finance and resources Kim Dearsly and college site manager Graham Woollacott, recently visited the construction site to check on progress, with Mr Alexander laying a brick as part of the new building.

A college spokesman said: “The tour revealed that the building is making really good progress and that the completed block of eight classrooms will be a superb facility, full of natural light.”

As well as providing new classrooms, the construction has also been used for teaching, with post-16 maths students having met with Simon Came, project manager of the build for contractor Interserve, to see how mathematical theory works in practice to help manage complex projects.