Work has now started on a brand new £3million state-of-the-art teaching block at St Thomas More High School in Westcliff-on-Sea.
The project, funded by Southend Borough Council to help provide additional student places, has been led by the team in our Billericay office.
The block will feature basic and specialist teaching rooms, as well as learning resource rooms and extra facilities for young people who have special educational needs.
It will also feature an internal fitness suite and outdoor tennis courts have been included to replace lost playground.
The building will be fitted with modern mechanical and electrical installations to ensure it is as energy efficient as possible – including the installation of solar photovoltaic cells on the roof.
Building work is being carried out by local firm Davis Construction and is expected to last until November 2018, with the block opening its doors to new students after the Christmas holidays.
Paul Cavalier, Partner at our Billericay office, said: “We’re proud to be working with St Thomas More High School to deliver much needed future student places for Westcliff and the wider borough of Southend.
“Our core business revolves around providing the best education and public service buildings and facilities, whether through our long-standing work with local schools, Southend Borough Council or Southend University Hospital.”
St Thomas More High School is a boys school for ages 11 to 16 with a mixed sixth form.
Headteacher Gemma Ackred said: “We are dedicated to constantly improving and investing in our facilities in order to provide the very best educational experience for all.
“We are delighted with the plans and look forward to opening the brand new facility so that current as well as prospective students can have the brightest future possible.”