Planning permission has been granted for a comprehensive programme of improvement works at Brentwood Preparatory School.
The multi-million pound investment will include new buildings, refurbishment and upgrading of existing buildings and improvements to external areas and landscaping.
The new and refurbished buildings will also result in an increase in the School roll; expanded and re-organised early years facilities; new assembly and dining amenities; and a suite of state-of-the-art specialist teaching areas.
The expansion will mean that, from September 2019, the Prep School will be able to offer a full day’s nursery provision from 7.30am to 6pm and, in response to demand for places, the School will also be able to offer 15 additional places in Year 3.
A north classroom block will provide ‘front of house’ facilities for visitors and the School administration team and will streamline security. 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 of experimentation.
A south classroom block will house a new nursery space on the ground floor with Year 6 classrooms on the first floor.
The development will also provide an opportunity to consolidate and re-structure the whole site, strengthening current connections within the campus and increasing external social and play space. It will also bring a greener quality to the place through new soft landscaping and trees and re-organise parking and drop-off strategies.
Architects, Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture, are no strangers to Brentwood School, having worked on both the award-winning Sixth Form and Bean Academic Centres. In 2012, they were the winners of the 2012 RIBA Award for the Sixth Form Centre and in 2016 they secured a Brick Award for Best Education Building with the Bean Academic Centre.