The next major milestone in the first of the “Angel” branded Anglican Church Southern Queensland early learning centres was recently reached with 32 trucks delivering concrete to lay the upper-level slab, which was completed over an eight-hour period.
On completion the centre will cater for up to 106 children, with babies and toddlers cared for on the ground floor and older children cared for on the upper level.
The Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) will be overseeing the day-to-day management operations of the new Angel early learning centre (ELC).
ASC Manager of Early Years Sharon Mehan said that the “Angel” brand will reflect the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s (ACSQ’s) identity and mission.
“The ‘Angel’ branding will combine the Anglican Church’s logo – ‘Ang’ – and the initials for ‘early learning’ – ‘el’,” Ms Mehan said.
“Angel Centres will foster and embody Christian values in nurturing environments, as well as learning, within a safe, shared community.
“Working with families to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children and being active in the community provide us with an ideal opportunity to build on the community work of the Church.”
Fine weather at the start of the month enabled the completion of the upper-level’s slab pour, assisting with the construction milestone.
Next week the builder, Chapcon Design & Construct, plans to have the structural steel delivered for installation of the building frame to the upper level.
ACSQ Development Manager Shane Djordjewitsch, who is overseeing the major project’s delivery, said that the centre is on track for completion towards the end of the year.
“The project is progressing well with the consultant team, builder and other contractors working collaboratively in what still remains a highly-charged construction cost environment,” Mr Djordjewitsch said.
“To date the project has been a good employment generator, with sometimes up to 30 people on site, and its completion towards the end of the year will result in a functioning service for the local community.”
A full commercial-scale kitchen with an onsite chef will provide nutritious meals and snacks for the kids.
Ms Mehan said that she is looking forward to the families being welcomed at the new centre.
“We relish the opportunity to support the children and families of Salisbury and surrounds,” she said.
“Behind this sits recognition of children as co-participants in their care, their community and educational endeavours.”
A Project Board has been established to provide strategic oversight of the key elements that are needed for the successful opening and operation of the centre.
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