Article by Hannah Kane: Students at a school in Billericay will get to learn in brand new classrooms in a new development costing over £1 million.
Mayflower High School, Billericay, will see its existing set of four demountables demolished once the new build is complete, with its 1,500 students expected to be able to use it by November.
The two-storey, six-classroom block will cost around £1.1 million, and will have full disabled access and modern heating and cooling systems to improve efficiency.
With the build being run by property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood, the scheme secured around 95 per cent of funding through the Government's Condition Improvement Fund.
Headteacher Lee Brumby, said:
"At Mayflower High School we are always looking to offer the very best experience we can for our students. We are committed to continued growth and improvement and these brand-new classrooms will go some way to realising that ambition."
Celebrating the school's 50th anniversary this year, Mayflower High School also received an 'Outstanding' rating in its last Ofsted inspection.
Chris Mabbutt, senior associate building surveyor based at Ingleton Wood's Billericay office, said:
"We are delighted to be leading on a project which will provide modern, state of the art classrooms for the school. It will offer fantastic educational facilities for the students, both now and in the future. In particular, we are very pleased to have secured funding through the Condition Improvement Fund – money that is set aside by the Government specifically for academies."
Construction will be overseen by family-owned contractor, Built Offsite, with the work taking around four months to complete.
For more information on Ingleton Wood, see here.
Article by Hannah Kane, Essex Live