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Building new wing is an art and a science

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February 13, 2018

Construction has started on new building at the Rochester Secondary College.

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.

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