Building work starts on 900 place Alderman Blaxill school
Work has started on a new secondary school for 900 students in Colchester.
Barnes Construction has been awarded the £14 million contract to build the new school which will replace the former Alderman Blaxill school in Paxman Avenue.
Essex County Council chairman John Aldridge and Ray Gooding, councillor responsible for education, visited the site to take part in a ceremony to mark the important milestone.
The new school includes a three-storey building with 20 classrooms, a library, a suite of science labs, technology workshops and a sports hall.