Uppingham Community College SEND Project Reaches Significant Milestone

Works at Uppingham Community College, where GSSArchitecture are working as Architects has reached a significant milestone today, with the feature roof light now fully installed in the SEND classroom that is currently undergoing refurbishments.

Uppingham Community College hosted a walkaround to mark the occasion, which was attended by representatives from Rutland County Council, including Councillor David Wilby, Main Contractor Steele & Bray, GSSArchitecture and GSSllp who are providing Quantity Surveying services.

Due to its vast size, the impressive aluminium framed roof light, known as a Pyramid Lanternlight, required supporting steelwork to be erected prior to the installation. Richard Gent Ltd, based in Wellingborough, worked alongside local Contractor, Steele and Bray, to ensure the glass was lifted into place safely and securely during the ceremony.

James Webster, Special Projects Lead at GSSArchitecture said, “Having worked on numerous projects at Uppingham Community College historically, we are delighted to be back and working as Architects on this hugely important SEND refurbishment scheme. The installation of the new 2.7 x 2.7m raised pyramid roof light is a significant milestone for the project and will further enhance the building by providing natural light, ventilation and a spacious feel to the room whilst creating an important link to the exterior.”

Once complete, the project will increase the College’s existing SEND facilities, providing space that is purpose built for students with disabilities, making the site more suitable for the needs of the College today.

Pictured L-R: Ben Solly; Uppingham Community College, Bernadette Caffrey; Rutland County Council, Marian Wiggin; Uppingham Community College, Louise Crookenden-Johnson; Rutland County Council, James Webster; GSSArchitecture, Robin Goodjohn; Steele & Bray, Jacob Widmann-Oliver; GSSllp, Kevin Quinn; Rutland County Council, Gill Kurtis; Rutland County Council, Cllr David Wilby; Rutland County Council, Geoff Thompson; Uppingham Community College