Temporary school buildings praised

Bohunt head Adam Whitehead gets the keys for the temporary school from Portable Offices' Neil Christie SUS-150917-125910001
Bohunt head Adam Whitehead gets the keys for the temporary school from Portable Offices' Neil Christie SUS-150917-125910001

THE HEAD teacher of Worthing’s new Bohunt School has praised contractors for swiftly installing temporary buildings in time for the school year.

The £30million new school, in Broadwater Road, Worthing, is not due to open until next year, so students moved into temporary buildings located in the Queen Street car park when the new school year started this month.

Firm Portable Offices worked with the school and West Sussex County Council to install the classrooms, which have been given the seal of approval by head Adam Whitehead.

He said: “I am amazed by what has been achieved in such a short period of time. It is nothing short of a miracle.

“We literally went from no buildings on June 22 to full facilities when we opened for students on September 7.

“The service Portable Offices provided was exceptional and went above and beyond the call of duty. Nothing was a problem or too much trouble. It was a real team effort and I can’t praise them too highly.”

The 16 buildings include everything from a school hall to science labs, with drainage and electrical facilities.