Yorkshire construction company, Harris CM has started work on a £1.3million contract that will see it replace extensive sections of the roof and carry out major fire safety improvements at the largest school in North Yorkshire.
South Craven School in Cross Hills is a coeducational secondary and sixth form school with academy status and has more than 1,700 students aged between 11 and 19.
Harris CM has been appointed by MAC Construction Consultants, which is supervising the works on behalf of South Craven School and the majority of the 12-week construction programme has been scheduled to coincide with the school’s summer holiday period.
Jason Adlam, CEO at Harris CM, said: “This work will significantly improve the fabric of the main school building as well as ensuring its fire safety systems meet the highest standards possible.
“Securing this contract is testimony to Harris CM’s ability to provide a competitively priced service whilst maintaining a safe working environment in a potentially hazardous school environment. It’s also a notable project to be working on as we continue to build our reputation in the education sector.”
Kika Masters, Premises Manager at South Craven School, said: “This is a major project for us that will future proof our fire safety system and ensure our main building can continue to serve generations of students for years to come. The team from Harris CM are all extremely professional and knowledgeable. We are really enjoying working with them.”