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Construction work on the third and final phase at Pakefield High School has been completed and handed over in time for the start of the new school year in September.

When Barnes Construction started the construction of Phase 1 in late 2010, Pakefield was the first new high school to be built by Suffolk County Council in over 20 years. Barnes was once again appointed as main contractor for the final phase which kicked off just over a year ago with the old middle school building being demolished. In its place a brand new two-storey block housing 12 classrooms has been constructed, together with a new sports hall and MUGA pitch (Multi Use Games Area) being built just behind it.

Concertus Design & Property Consultants has worked on behalf of the client, Suffolk County Council, for the last two phases, providing fully integrated consultancy services that included architectural and landscape design, as well as project management.

The final phase of Pakefield High School has been handed over to Suffolk County Council in good time for the teachers and staff to make sure that it is ready to open its doors to the pupils on Wednesday 2 September.