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ADDITIONS TO SCHOOL.  

Extensive additions are being made to Meri- den Church of England Grammar School for Girls. Strathfield. The works comprise the erection of an assembly hall to seat 450 per- sons. A stage Is provided at one side of the hall, off which Is a 16ft archway, fitted with sliding doors opening to an octagonal shaped chapel. The chapel will form an apsidal end to the main building, will have an open timbered roof, quatrefoll stained glass windows, and will be fitted with altar rail, table, lectern, etc. A new verandah and bal- cony, each 160 feet in length, library, spacious dormitories, teachers', and class rooms, bath- rooms, shower cubicles (divided by marble terrado partitions), tiled floor, and walls, and other additions are being made. A feature of the construction Is an Innes-Bell concrete floor, carrying the upper story. This was de- signed by the Innes-Bell Company's engineer (Mr. Malcolm Stanley), to give a clear span of 40 feet, and a level ceiling, unbroken by beams, to the assembly hall below. The facade 120ft long facing north to Redmyre

MERIDEN C. OF E. GRAMMAR SCHOOL. FOR GIRLS, STRATHFIELD. i

road will be of brickworks, in graded shades of red. Here is the main verandah and bal- cony, enclosed with an arched colonnade, flanked with buttiessed and domed turrets The main roof is to be covered with Welsh slates, and the hall floor with polished tallow- wood. A modem lighting system is to be in- stalled Kell and Rigby are doing the con- struction work to plans, and under the super- vision, of T P Sampson, architect. The work is to be completed foi the opening of the school's first term in 1936

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