Beamont Collegiate Academy are very pleased to announce that from September 2015 our students will be housed in a brand new, state of the art building.
Under the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) Beamont Collegiate Academy has successfully applied for and been granted funding for a complete new school build on the existing site off Long Lane, Warrington.
The schools construction partner, Wates Construction and architect, local firm Ellis Williams Architects are extremely pleased to have won the contract for the school. Tony Shenton, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction in the North West, commented: “This appointment underpins our regional reputation for the creation of outstanding education facilities and our expertise in the development of innovative and efficient building solutions. It also serves to demonstrate the progress being made in the delivery of the Priority School Building Programme, in which I am pleased Wates is playing such a significant part.”
Wates Construction were shortlisted down to the last two and successfully won the contract based on their proposal best meeting the needs of the school and its students. The building will comprise of 2 floors and will sit within an area of the grounds which is not currently occupied by any other buildings. Once the new school is built the current building will be replaced by sports facilities and car parking.
Of the new build Principal Mr Andrew Moorcroft said “We are delighted that Wates have been appointed to provide us with brand new academy building. It is exciting for the whole school community to know that in just over a year’s time we will be moving into an amazing new learning environment with state of the art facilities including brand new classrooms and science laboratories, a robotics workshop, CAD / CAM design studio, music recording studio, activity studio and fitness suite and many other inspirational learning spaces”
Building work is due to commence from this summer and students and staff will be able to see their new school take shape over the following 12 months. The new school will be open to students from September 2015. Current Year 5 students in local primary schools will be invited to visit the site at various times throughout the build process. This will allow them to see how their secondary school is developing ahead of them joining in 2015.
This exciting development for Beamont Collegiate Academy comes just 12 months after they converted to a sponsored academy under the umbrella of the Warrington Collegiate Education. This partnership provides students at Beamont Collegiate Academy with a vast range of opportunities, including strengthened relationships with local employers and use of the wider campus facilities, including Warrington Collegiate and the sports facilities at the Orford Jubilee Hub.
The local community of Beamont Collegiate Academy, including prospective and current students and their families are invited to attend an exhibition on Thursday 10th April. Proposals will be on display of the new building in the West Hall of the school between 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Local residents are invited to come along and meet the construction team and architect, who will be on hand to answer any questions.
To keep up to date with the latest developments at Beamont Collegiate Academy please check out the website: www.bca.warrington.ac.uk and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeamontCollegiateAcademy .