Go-ahead for Gresham’s big plans in Holt

Just Regional
Dec 9, 2015 2 mins read

Gresham’s School has been granted planning permission for the development of a new sixth form and music building and for significant improvements to four boarding houses at its Cromer Road site in Holt.

The ambitious scheme, developed by Norfolk-based firm, LSI Architects will provide a range of new facilities for pupils and staff.

The two-storey music building development, costing £5 million, includes classrooms, music practise rooms, a recording studio, a 140-seat auditorium that will used as a Sixth Form lecture theatre as well as performing space, cafeteria and social spaces for pupils.

Extensions planned for four boarding houses to create better space and accommodation provision for boarding pupils and staff.

Douglas Robb, Gresham’s headmaster, said: “I, together with the pupils, staff and Governors are very excited about the forthcoming developments here at Gresham’s School.  Music plays a significant role in the daily life of the pupils so it’s vital that we can provide them with first class equipment and facilities and I am confident that, by building this wonderful focal point for the school, we’ll be able to do just that. Equally, it’s important that we offer our boarders a place that they can call home while they are at Gresham’s.”

Work is expected to start in March 2016. A model of the sixth form and music building is on display in Gresham’s Senior School reception area and can be viewed between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

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