Building Project Begins At Napier Boys High

Work has begun on the demolition of classroom blocks at Napier Boys High School in one of the biggest school building projects ever undertaken in Hawke’s Bay.

A crew and heavy machinery from Hastings company Phoenix Demolition arrived on Monday and work began in earnest yesterday. It’s the start of demolition of the Armour and Polson blocks in a project first announced in 2014 and expected by then long-time principal Ross Brown to cost about $8.5 million.

A small crew worked between Christmas and New Year’s days to remove asbestos ahead of the demolition job.

The cost of the project in three stages expected to take two-and-a-half years and replacing a third of the school is now expected to run over $10m, said current principal Matt Bertram.

Photo: Demolition of Napier Boys’ Armour and Polson blocks has begun. Photo / Paul Taylor For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 9 January 2019