The Department for Education has selected Wates Construction as partner for the development of the Brook Mead Academy permanent site at Groby Road. We met with Wates last week to start the exciting process of developing the detailed designs in readiness for a planning application early in 2023. During this meeting, we had the opportunity to see the initial renderings of the new Brook Mead building.

A proposal has been agreed which includes a generous teaching block, a fabulous separate sports block and brilliant external facilities for our scholars. This will all be built within a site shielded from the road and neighbours by retained and enhanced natural woodland and ecology areas.

The process we have now commenced will refine these designs and will include opportunity for the wider Brook Mead family, the Academy’s new neighbours, and other interested parties to comment and input into the final planning submission in the new year.