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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2010

The most extensive development ever witnessed on the Senior Campus is underway.

Entering Bromsgrove Senior School is like driving into an ersatz industrial estate. Absolutely dreadful. Not since Cinderella has such a beautiful lady worn such shabby outer garments. However, the prince has arrived.

State of the art sport, boarding, day and hospitality facilities will put Bromsgrove at the top of the premier league for facilities. These magnificent new buildings will stand proud near a brand new entrance, gate house and car park, realigned for access from an elegant, straight approach road that will alter radically the first experience of Bromsgrove.

The new indoor sports' arena will be one of the largest any school has constructed, with seating for 900 people. It will be more than simply a sporting venue, but the building will accommodate eight badminton courts and will be large enough to host regional and national indoor hockey, basketball and netball events. We will interlink via covered walkways the new facility with the existing sports' buildings and at the same time increase the size of the current changing rooms and build a brand new fitness centre with reception areas. All current buildings will be refurbished and redesigned to sit seamlessly with the new. These include the swimming pool.

While the arena is being built, a hospitality suite will be constructed to overlook the netball and hockey courts. Whilst this will be the ideal location for parents' match teas it will, crucially, provide the School with an overdue entertainment area for major non-sporting events as well. On the ground floor there will be new dance studios and a viewing area for the redesigned swimming pool.

And so to pupil accommodation. We are building a new Mary Windsor girls' boarding House and a new day girls' day house, while Oakley house (also for girls) will be refurbished to the extent that it will be virtually unrecognizable. The new Mary Windsor will be a three storey, 70 bed, ensuite boarding house with spectacular views over the sports' pitches, and all boarding house parents' accommodation will also be rebuilt. The aesthetic enhancement will be stunning and in keeping with the sports development opposite.

All projects are due for completion in 2012.

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