Progress made as Brentwood Preparatory School continues work on expansion
PUBLISHED: 14:05 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:05 02 July 2019
Brentwood Preparatory School
A significant milestone was reached in the expansion of Brentwood Preparatory School this week as concrete was laid on the second floor of its new block of classrooms.
Representatives from the school, including headmaster Jason Whiskerd, and the school's bursar Jeremy Blunden, joined director at award-winning architects Cottrell and Vermeulen, Simon Tucker and site manager Karl Paten, to witness the next development of the north classroom block.
This new block will eventually provide "front of house" facilities for visitors and the school administration team.
The top two floors of this block will house a suite of specialist teaching classrooms, including science, art, DT, ICT and a new "Futures Room" to provide a space for experimentation.
Huge progress is being made on site and, while this building is still taking shape, the new dining and assembly hall, which can be seen from Shenfield Road, is starting to be covered with grey and red bricks on the side and a covering to the existing steel roof to ensure that the building becomes watertight.
Along with ongoing work to improve facilities across the whole school, and the introduction of a full time nursery and 7.30am-6pm wraparound provision starting in September this year, the project is on track to be complete by summer 2020 to welcome a wave of lucky new pupils.
Headmaster Jason Whiskerd said: "It's wonderful to witness such a hive of activity and to see these two buildings really take shape. "They will transform not only the flow through the site but also the learning experience for the pupils, it feels as if the countdown has begun and I look forward to seeing further progress over the next year."