Work has begun on four new classrooms following a ground-breaking ceremony which officially opened the site.
The school has started the first stage of a 10-year development programme following last week’s (Friday 31 March) site opening by the school’s governors, Head Teachers and development partners.
Working with land, property and business consultancy George F. White, who are project managing Cundall Manor’s development from conception to completion, the single storey extension to the Upper School will accommodate four new state-of-the-art classrooms.
Talking about the project, Hunter Hardy, Head of the Architectural Team at George F. White, said: “Our planning and architectural teams joined forces to gain planning consent from the local council on behalf of Cundall Manor so that it could expand and complete the first phase of its long-term development plan. We appointed contractor Tom Willoughby to build, who is following our strategic direction and design concept for the classrooms, constructing exactly what the school desires.”
The classrooms will be home to the flourishing English and Drama departments.
Sir Thomas Ingilby, Chair of Governors, said: ‘Planning such an ambitious development project for a school brings with it a number of responsibilities: every building has to be located with consideration and foresight, functional, sensitively designed, pleasing to the eye – and affordable. The architectural and planning teams at George F. White have embraced all of these concepts, and future generations of Cundall Manor pupils will benefit from a first-class education in these new state-of-the-art classrooms.’