The Welby Building, Becket Keys School

Russell Education Trust

Project Name: Becket Keys School

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

Value: £3.25m

Principal Consultants: Pinnacle Innes

Project Duration: 51 weeks

A new three storey teaching block was developed on the south eastern corner of the grounds at Becket Keys, delivering further teaching space, shared community space and sixth form centre. 

Further works included the demolition of the ‘caretakers house’, demolition of Block 2 and the extension and refurbishment of outside areas to create three netball courts and informal play area. We also developed a new pupil entrance to improve the aesthetics, improve the flow of the students and connection with the local community.

A review of the design and a subsequent public consultation during the design development phase led to a scheme that better suited the schools needs and met budget constraints.

We engaged with the school throughout the build, including hosting a ‘Maths in Construction’ class and donated excess materials and pallets to the school for their allotment area.

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.