Students in Bexleyheath, Kent, are benefiting from a major £1 million makeover of Townley Grammar School.
The works were carried out by Ingleton Wood and included the replacement of the school building’s windows and a new look to its frontage.
Danny Lawson, Building Surveyor at Ingleton Wood’s Billericay office, who oversaw the project, explained: “The improvements have had a significant and positive impact on the school, its staff and its pupils.
“The new energy-efficient windows substantially reduce the loss of heat from the building. Additionally, the project has improved the external appearance of the school.”
Desmond Deehan, CEO Executive Headteacher at Townley Grammar School, said: “The school are delighted with the works and the transformation it has achieved. The building was in real need of attention and we are very pleased with the final result.”
Ingleton Wood secured the funding for the project via the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) available to eligible academies and sixth-form colleges. The cash must be used on capital assets, keeping academy and sixth-form college buildings safe and in good working order.
Danny continued: “After persistent efforts, we were able to secure this funding and deliver the project, replacing the defective crittal windows for new powder coated aluminium windows.
“It is always a rewarding process working with schools and providing them with new and updated facilities which will benefit the learning environment. We work with a number of schools and look forward helping even more in the future.”