Ingleton Wood has begun work on a new state-of-the-art classroom block at Mayflower High School in Billericay.
The two-storey, six-classroom block will replace four demountable buildings and provide better teaching facilities.
The use of contemporary, modular construction techniques means it will take just four months to complete the work, rather than up to 10 months for a traditional building.
The scheme is being managed by our Billericay office which secured funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.
Family-owned contractor Built Offsite will oversee construction, with the new classrooms set to open in November this year. The existing demountables will be demolished.
Chris Mabbutt, Senior Associate Building Surveyor at our 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 and sixth form colleges.”
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary last year, Mayflower High School has over 1,500 students and gained an ‘Outstanding’ rating in its last Ofsted inspection.
Headteacher Lee Brumby, commented: “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.”