Ingleton Work has started work on a brand new £2 million sports hall at Becket Keys CofE School in Brentwood.
Work is expected to be completed in April 2018 and the hall will be available for the following summer term. The sports hall will remain in use until the new facility is completed, after which it will be demolished.
Following talks with Brentwood Borough Council, it is also hoped that the local community, sports clubs and other organisations will hire the facility outside of school hours.
Sam Taylor, Associate in our Colchester office, which has also been commissioned to act as lead consultant and has provided all design aspects of the scheme, said: “We are delighted to be leading on a project which will provide a modern, high-class sports hall for the school.
“We were especially pleased to have secured such a significant amount of money through the Condition Improvement Fund - money set aside by the government specifically for academies and sixth form colleges. It will help to deliver a fantastic sporting facility for the students of Becket Keys and the local community.”
Part of the Russell Education Trust, Becket Keys was established in 2012 and is expected to have 1,050 students enrolled by September 2018.
The school was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in its first full Ofsted inspection in May 2014.
Andy Scott-Evans, Headteacher at Becket Keys, commented: “We are passionate about sport at Becket Keys and we are always looking to improve our offer to our students, both now and in the future.
“We already play an active role in various local sports partnerships, most notably the Sawyers Sports Trust and have established a reputation for high quality sports provision. This sports hall will only enhance our ability to offer excellent sporting facilities for our students and the local community.”