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Warwick Prep Life Editors' Project One Campus Interview

Ella and Jessica, editors for Warwick Prep Life, interviewed Michael Quinney, Project One Campus Project Lead, Speller Metcalfe. Warwick Prep Life is Warwick Preparatory School’s termly magazine.Ella and Jessica, editors for Warwick Prep Life, interviewed Michael Quinney, Project One Campus Project Lead, Speller Metcalfe. Warwick Prep Life is Warwick Preparatory School’s termly magazine.

Just before half term Ella and Jessica were lucky enough to meet Michael Quinney who kindly answered their questions and gave them unprecedented access to the new King’s High site.

Is Project One Campus going according to plan?

Yes, we have a project plan that we are following and we’re on track!

How amazed were you when you found the Roman remains?

We were very amazed as we’ve never found anything so interesting before!

Which building will be completed first?

The sixth form block, this is the smallest building and it will be finished in the summer of 2018.

Who designed the building?

A firm called Nicholas Hare Architects who are based in London.

How many staff work with you?

We have a core team of ten Speller Metcalfe staff, but on any day there could be around 30-100 people on site ranging from brick layers to steel erectors.

What’s your favourite part about undertaking a building project of this size?

It’s very hard work but watching it all come together is rewarding. When the scaffolding comes down this is an exciting stage as it means the outside envelope and roofing have been completed.

How many cranes do you need?

We have about 50 mobile cranes that we will use for the whole project. We don’t use tower cranes on this site but we have mobile cranes that can weigh between 30-160 tonnes. We use between five and ten different types of cranes.

How many different jobs are there?

There are about 40 different types of jobs on site which are all sub contracted out to specialists.

Where does all the earth and soil go after you have dug it up?

Various suitable places that have been identified such as old landfill mines and designated tips locally.