Work is underway on “substantially” increasing facilities at Belmont School.
Construction began this week on a new teaching wing at the Surrey boarding school and is slated to be completed by the end of 2022.
Tied into the existing theatre block, the Aquileon Building will include six new senior classrooms, IT suite, two art studios, photography department, performance studio, wellbeing centre, and tutorial rooms.
“It is exciting to see the project a reality after it was delayed due to the national pandemic,” said school head, Helen Skrine.
“It marks an important milestone in our expansion plans; since 2019 we have acquired additional football and cricket pitches, added a new chemistry laboratory and a new design and technology suite, as well as recruiting additional staff.
“The success of Belmont School has enabled us to extend our bursarial provision in order to enable pupils from a diverse background to benefit from an outstanding education, and will provide new GCSE classrooms whilst providing state of the art facilities for both prep and senior pupils.”
Ascia Construction has been appointed to develop the new building, designed by Morse Webb architects.
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