Independent Radlett prep school, Edge Grove, has announced the relocation of its Lower School into a new, cutting edge and self-contained building to accommodate its younger pupils.
The facility cost £3.8million and provides a contemporary and sustainably designed leading environment within the school’s 48-acre grounds.
One of the features of the new building is an innovative curved roof which will create a welcoming front porch, opening the multipurpose hall into the school’s grounds.
The building will have six brand new classrooms for the school’s Year 3 and Year 4 pupils and an open plan library.
The new development is part of Edge Grove’s 10-year development strategy of ‘One School, One Vision’.
Headmaster of Edge Grove, Ben Evans, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see our pupils thriving in their new learning environment.
“There was both a practical and educational need to replace the previous out-dated structures and to relocate the Lower School into a self-contained facility.
“The clever design offers a light and spacious environment for the children to flourish and further reinforces our commitment to our ‘One School’ vision.”
Further to this, a new pedestrian route has been created at the back of the school which is set to improve pupil movement around the whole site.
Edge Grove is also an official local collection site for the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastics and is recognised for its passion and commitment to ecologically led causes, and the new developments continue to show that.
Evans explained, “It was very important to us that the new Lower School facility met our own requirements, from a sustainability perspective.
“We are proud to have met our objective for 20% of the total value of materials specified on the project, to have been derived from recycled and re-used content in regards to the products and materials selected.”