Programme Update: October 2018

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October 2018


October sees the completion of the basement and field level slab.


October will see the steel frame completion, including all the floor slabs poured.

Releasing the building over to the façade and internal works.


The external envelope has progressed well, with the large elements of glass installed to the north elevation college terrace and east elevations. Great progress is being made for closing the building up from the elements, with a view for ½ the building to be installed.

Mechanical and Electrical

Rain water outlets and associated pipework within the building continued for water management. We are also progressing electrical items.


Installation of the permanent handrail systems to be commenced to the north of the building.

November 2018

November should see noticeable progress to the north of the building façade works.

We will commence early fit out activities and progress Mechanical and Electrical first fix items.

We will commence the north roof weathering.

Building Fact File

  • There will be 2584 sqm of sports areas!

  • There will be 2395 sqm of science areas!

Community Engagement

McLaren seek to employ local tradesmen and continue recycling to mitigate carbon emissions. Local labour resourced displayed via community engagement board.

McLaren have chosen this year to sponsor one of the 50 snails being sculptured for Snailspace Brighton for charity, this is running from September 2018 through to November 2018. The Snail is located at the bottom of Sutherland Road / Eastern Road Junction. The snail is called Woniu, and has been created by the artist Jessica Perrin.

You Said, We Did!

The entrance to the site is looking untidy – McLaren have ordered new gates and signage.

Local and looking for work?

As one of the largest UK most successful privately owned businesses we have a vested interest in engaging with the local communities in which we work. We make every effort to support local workers, residents and the wider community.

Please contact Nathan Mullane, Recruitment Manager on 0207 078 6963 to discuss future opportunities or please visit our company website for current vacancies at:

We are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The CCS is the national initiative set up by the industry to impose high standards within the construction industry. This means that we pride ourselves on complying with a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

On site CCS contact details:

Dannika McCulloch: 03330 770921

Olivia King: 03330 585829

CCS Registration Number: ID 60156

Site operating hours

The current hours of operation agreed with Brighton & Hove Council are:

Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Out of hours contact details

Graeme Davies: 07703658281