Ingleton Wood is delighted to have seen the opening of the new state-of-the-art building for Olive AP Academy in Tilbury, which has helped the Essex based academy expand and welcome 120 new pupils through its doors.
The project, which was given the go ahead by Thurrock Council in 2014, involved a full design service provided by Ingleton Wood. The multi-disciplinary design team worked alongside the staff and pupils at Olive Alternative Provision Academy to ensure the new building satisfied all their needs.
Olive Academies is a multi-academy trust which provides a broad curriculum and outstanding opportunities for young people who have been unable to succeed in their current educational setting and supports their return to mainstream school.
Stuart Norgett, Partner at Ingleton Wood’s London office, commented: “We’re thrilled to have been involved in such a great project. It’s very satisfying to see that our design team’s efforts have paid off and the new building is having such a positive impact on staff and pupils.”
Arwyn Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at Olive Academies said: "The move into the new state of the art building in Tilbury has given everyone a real confident boost. The new building has given pupils access to much needed facilities and learning spaces and it will help ensure that they have the best opportunities, growing their ambitions for the future.”
Jo Hill, Headteacher at the academy said: "It is an exciting time for the academy and with our fantastic new building and facilities I am confident that we can achieve great things. I want Olive AP Academy to be part of the local community; an inclusive academy which will allow children to develop the skills they need to enjoy learning and give our pupils the confidence and resilience to achieve success."