The Spark: Spectacular New Spark HQ

October 31, 2017 9:00 am

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Spark. Tuesday is News-day and this week’s article ‘Spectacular New Spark HQ’ is your anticipated update on the build at Spark Academy’s HQ in Melton Road…

Spectacular New Spark HQ

The new building at Spark Academy’s Headquarters in Melton Road is close to completion and owner Mital Thanki is excited to share.

Outside of the newly extended building.

These French doors will lead out into a calming garden space.

The building work at Spark Academy’s Belgrave site has progressed greatly since it was last reported on in Spark’s blog ‘Spark Ideas’. There have been several exciting developments in the last few weeks.

Completing the Outside

 

The building crew faced a large challenge in the weather. The bad weather at the end of July, as well as during August and September, meant the crew had to wait to put the roof on the new extension. The roof and windows went in at the beginning of October. The builders reported that they were very happy about no longing working outside as the days grow colder.

The new building will also be much bigger than before. A two-storey extension was added to the back of the building, which is a huge undertaking. This will allow Spark Academy’s teachers and students room to express themselves and experience their educational journey.

 

The new upstairs room, complete with skylights.

An Inside Job

 

Once the roof and windows were fitted, work began on the inside of the building. One major job that has began recently is fitting the electrics inside the building. The large building has a lot of wiring and complex electrical work to be completed before it is ready to use.

As soon as the electrician completes the job, work can begin on decorating and furnishing the new building. This is the part of the job Mital is particularly looking forward to. The new building will reflect all of Spark’s key values. It will be spacious, inviting and calming. This will allow students to learn in a productive community environment.

 

When will it be ready?

 

The view from the new upstairs room.

Mital is hoping that the building will be ready for the teaching and admin team to move in by December. This means that it is on track for Spark to begin offering lessons in the new building in the new year. Mital believes firmly that the new year and new term will signal the beginning of a new golden age for Spark.

The whole team is excited to see the new building soon.