Orsett Heath Academy

This project is one of our new school developments and includes extensions and alterations to the adjacent Thurrock Rugby Football Club (TRFC).

The new building provides desperately needed school places for the local area and includes new classrooms, changing facilities, and ancillary accommodation. With a budget of over £3m, the build has continued through the recent lockdown period to provide the urgently needed school infrastructure for September 2020. This was only achieved with an incredibly dedicated team.

This project has a legacy use linking Sports and Education for future generations, enhancing Education, Sport and Recreation as a ‘Thurrock Institute of Sport’.

We undertook extensive planning discussions with the local authority, sport England and the Rugby Football Union as well as the Education Trust (SWECET).

This project had many of the usual challenges with some additions thrown in and we are proud of our involvement as Principle Designers and Contract Administrators, helping bring this project to a satisfactory conclusion in a timely manner at one of the most difficult periods in recent times.