Disused attic transformed into smart new staffroom at Guildford County School

The transformation and handover of an unused attic space into a smart modern staffroom at Guildford County School on Farnham Road, was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week (19 May). The new staff facility is part of a major school extension project being built by Guildford construction firm Beard that will enable the school to increase its student intake by 100 places.

Working with designers Lytle Associates Architects, Beard is currently building a new three-storey extension that will provide five new humanities classrooms, a new state-of-the-art science laboratory and an expansion of the school’s dining facilities. The project will also include the refurbishment of four existing classrooms and creation of two new maths classrooms.

“We’re really pleased to have reached this milestone in the construction of these fantastic new facilities which will provide much-needed secondary school places in Guildford,” says Steve Danson, Beard site manager. “The project is progressing well and we’re now working on the final stages of the new extension and conversion of the old staffroom into new classrooms.”

The successful management of the complex building works in a live school environment was recently commended in Guildford County School’s recent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.

Building works will continue through the summer so that the new school extension is ready in time for the start of the school year in September.

“These new facilities will benefit both students and staff, allowing us to offer outstanding learning in a modern classroom environment and to suite subjects across the school,” says Jack Mayhew, head teacher at Guildford County School. “We are looking forward to providing all of our students, including our expanded intake, with additional inspiring spaces to learn from September.”

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