Potters Bar firm’s �2.5m eco-college block opened

A �2.5 MILLION eco-friendly college block, built by a Potters Bar firm, was officially opened last week.

Newland Construction completed the modern languages centre at the prestigious Haileybury boarding college, in Hertford Heath, ahead of schedule back in November last year.

Managing director of the St Vincent’s Way business, Paul Newland, told the Potters Bar Edition that it was great to see the state-of-the-art construction up and running on Thursday, March 4.

He said: “It was a nice moment, they were very appreciative.

“The whole day went well.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was due to officially open the building.

However, he was called away to France earlier in the day and BBC journalist Ian Robertson stepped in.

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Mr Newland added: “It was a shame, because everyone here was looking forward to seeing Wenger, but Ian Robertson was really funny.

“Apparently he is a friend of the headmaster so he was a good back up.”