Kesgrave High School

“There is no doubt in my mind, that if we hadn’t received the guidance and specialist knowledge from the team at Concertus, we would still be trying to secure the funds needed to ensure that our school is progressing and developing to meet the standards required for the provision of education in the 21st Century. I am very grateful for their support.” – Nigel Burgoyne, Head Teacher at Kesgrave High School

The Brief: Kesgrave High School wanted to demolish its humanities block and build a new two-storey extension to an existing block that would provide 12 new classrooms, resource areas and team rooms.

The Aim: The school had previously made an unsuccessful application for a grant to carry out the work, and approached Concertus to reapply. The proposal was modified and a second application proved to be successful.

The Scope: After submitting a successful bid on behalf of the school, Concertus then provided a full design service and project management through to completion.

The Result: Phase one of the works, the demolition of part of the humanities block, was completed over the 2013 summer holidays. Phase two, construction of an extension to provide eight new classrooms and team rooms was completed in spring 2014. Students were then moved into the new facilities before phase three; the refurbishment of the remaining humanities block was completed.

Measures of success:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Good working relationships between the project team
  • Fantastic new facilities providing the school with a modern teaching environment
  • The extension forms part of the master plan which has seen continued development at the school over a number of years
  • Materials and appearance of the building follows previous extensions
  • Project completed on time with minimum disruption

“When we were unsuccessful but wanted to re-apply, we decided to seek the advice of the team at Concertus, as we had worked with them on previous projects and knew they would be able to guide us on how to approach the process second time around.” – Nigel Burgoyne, Head Teacher at Kesgrave High School