(June 2011) Staff and pupils at the Langdon School in Newham have celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony with the project team to mark the start of works on site.
As part of the ceremony, a time capsule containing a calculator, coins, a school tie, a school planner, a newsletter, an invitation to the event, a school sports shirt, an LG camera phone and a DVD was buried by the pupils. Speeches were also made by Dr. Manuzah Tabassum, the Langdon Head Teacher, David Ben, the Chair of Governors and Steven Hockaday from Laing O’Rourke.
Laing O'Rourke will be converting the existing school into an “All Through School” catering for 2500 pupils between the ages of 4 and 16. The contract is phased over 119 weeks maintaining the live school at all times. The works involve the refurbishment of 20,000m2 of existing school and the creation of 3000m2 of new build creating new state of the art teaching facilities and a new dinning hall.