The Deptford Lounge is a successful multi-purpose building that sits next to the Tidemill
Academy and offers, among other services, public library facilities, community, art and cultural opportunities, caf and flexible hireable spaces.
They were said to be for "work of benefit to Tidemill
Academy, carried out in his own time".
At the end of March, the musical tidemill
will be moored on a public pontoon outside the Pitcher & Piano bar on Newcastle's Quayside as part of the Cultural Olympiad - a series of events celebrating London 2012.
But parents yesterday said the head - believed to be the country's highest paid - is worth every penny after he transformed Tidemill
School in Lewisham, South London.
Flow, officially described as a tidemill
but resembling a floating hut, was commissioned by Arts Council England for the Cultural Olympiad, and was on the water all spring and summer near the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Taking up residence next to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Flow is a tidemill
, and uses a waterwheel to draw energy from the Tyne's current to power the mechanical musical instruments on board.
Mark Elms, head at Tidemill
School, in Lewisham, South London, received a salary of pounds 231,400 - with extra benefits and pension contributions taking his total to pounds 276,523.
The artwork known as ~Flow, officially described as a tidemill
but resembling a floating hut, will close on Sunday and, weather permitting, be towed back to Amble next Wednesday.
generates its own power using a tidal water wheel.
Flow is a tidemill
floating on the River Tyne which uses cutting-edge technology to generate its own power.
Flow is the tidemill
- a floating building on the River Tyne that generates power using a tidal waterwheel.
Officially a tidemill
, Flow makes sounds generated both by the tidal current passing beneath its wheel and by the sludge and salt content of the water.