Ingleton Wood has been given the green light to begin work on a new £2 million state-of-the art sports hall at Highworth Grammar School in Ashford.
The project, which is being overseen by our Colchester office and is set to begin in Spring 2018, is the only scheme of its kind in Kent to have secured funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund.
Max Chapman, Architectural Lead for the design team at our Colchester office, said it was the second successful bid they had achieved for the school – having also secured £700,000 to improve underground pipework.
“We are delighted to be leading on a project which will provide the school with a modern sports facility,” he said. “It will provide the students with a fantastic opportunity to play sport, both now and in the future.
“We are particularly pleased to have secured two lots of funding through the Condition Improvement Fund, which is extremely competitive and totals a little over £2.7m.”
Highworth Grammar School, a girls’ school with a mixed sixth form, has over 1,300 students and gained an ‘Outstanding’ rating in its last Ofsted inspection.
Headteacher Paul Danielsen, commented: “As a school we are committed to growth and improvement and we are always looking to offer the very best experience we can to our students.
“The new state of the art sports hall is a great way to achieve this – promoting physical activity and allowing our students to develop interests in other areas away from the classroom.”