Build­ing new wing is an art and a science

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By STEPHANIE HOR­TON

ROCHESTER Sec­ondary Col­lege is get­ting a facelift.

One half of a wing has been de­mol­ished and will soon be ready to re­build.

The $5m pro­ject was de­layed due to the heat, but prin­ci­pal Bernie Alt­mann be­lieves it will still be fin­ished by the end of the year.

‘‘We are do­ing half of the wing at a time,’’ he said.

‘‘The first half is due to be fin­ished by the end of the year, with the other half to be com­pleted by April 2019.

The works in­clude a new sewage line, with the build­ing to be moved fur­ther south than the orig­i­nal.

The works are hap­pen­ing dur­ing school hours but Mr Alt­mann said there were min­i­mal dis­trac­tions to classes.

‘‘Our stu­dent are very ver­sa­tile and good at adapt­ing,’’ he said.

The new build­ing will be known as the art and science wing, with the sec­ond half be­ing built for gen­eral classes and toi­lets.

‘‘The sec­ond half is go­ing to be a lit­tle smaller than the orig­i­nal build­ing, due to hav­ing less stu­dents at the school,’’ Mr Alt­mann said.

Site man­ager Terry Jones said the clean-up of the rub­ble was likely to fin­ish yes­ter­day with the earth­works to be­gin to­day.

Rochester Sec­ondary Col­lege is get­ting a $5m facelift.

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