Diamond Build PLC has handed over an £8m project that has extended and upgraded facilities at Homefield Preparatory School in Surrey.

Forming part of the school’s 150-year celebrations, the work was delivered in three phases. The first saw Diamond Build construct a new building with 14 classrooms and space for music facilities, an ICT room and library. To enhance the school’s environmental credentials, solar power, low-energy underfloor heating and a green roof were also installed.

Phase two required Diamond Build to demolish an existing teaching block at the front of an existing building and create a 300-seat performance hall with a dining area underneath.

The final phase of the work has added a new all-weather sports pitch to the school’s facilities as well as extensive landscaping and access improvements. A standalone building situated close to the playing field was removed to create 10 per cent more green space.

Simon Wildes, Commercial Director at Diamond Build PLC, said: “This project involved a significant amount of demolition work, so phasing was crucial to minimise any disruption. Our team developed a programme that enabled pupils and staff to safely relocate into new parts of the scheme, so that we could seamlessly deliver the other elements.”

Michael Celero, Diamond Build’s Project Manager on Homefield added: “We have really enjoyed seeing the improvements take shape and how the pupils have responded. The boys have taken a keen interest in the build, creating a time capsule under a glass pane in the floor of the new building, and touring the site to get insights into construction.”

Based in Sutton, Surrey, Homefield Prep in an independent day school for boys aged 4 – 13 years.

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