Russell Education Trust

Becket Keys School

The aim of this project is to create a new pupil entrance and improved approach to the school site from the south, an attractive new teaching block and a refurbished play area with better quality of netball courts and additional space for informal and social interaction.

Works include the demolition of the former caretaker’s house, construction of a new pupil’s entrance at the south-eastern corner of the site and three-storey teaching block with shared community space and sixth form centre. Also demolition of Block 2, the extension and refurbishment of the play space to create three netball courts and informal play area.

The new teaching block is designed to maximise space and usage and includes a new study garden for sixth form students.

The new pupil entrance is intended to facilitate the flow of pupils in and out of the school and develop the connection with the local community.

All works have been undertaken adjacent to the fully functioning school. Measures have been implemented to ensure minimum disruption during construction.

Becket Keys provides for both physical and mental special education needs. The new teaching block is fully designed and built with this in mind and is adaptable to allow children with SEN to work in mainstream class environments and specialist equipment to be introduced
as required.

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Project Name: Becket Keys School

Location: Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9DA

Value: £3.25m

Principal Consultants: Pinnacle Innes

Project Duration: 51 weeks

We have worked closely with the school and local community on this project. In addition to this, we have also encouraged local suppliers and subcontractors to get involved. We have teamed up with a local training provider to offer apprenticeship opportunities within the construction environment.