New early years building set to start construction at Framlingham College Prep School
Pupils have their hard hats on and high visibility jackets well-fastened as Framlingham College Prep School looks forward to work starting on its new early years building.
Work on the building is due to start later this month, with completion scheduled in early next year.
The new building comes as the prep school needs to find space for an increasing number of pupils.
Located at Braneston Hall on the River Deben, the new building will house classrooms for nursery and reception classes and will feature floor-to-ceiling glass.
The new classrooms will look out on to an outside play area with views of the school's playing fields, leading to the river and beyond into the Suffolk countryside.
The completion of the building will mean it will be ready for use by new pupils starting in the summer term.
The news was broken to the pupils at the school's end of term speech day by headmaster Matt King.
"To accommodate the sustained increase in numbers, we are delighted to be constructing a new early years' building," he said.
"We are pleased to be working with local contractors SEH French on this spectacular new project."
Based in Ipswich, SEH French is an experienced construction company and previously built the senior school's sixth-form centre back in 2014.
The new building has been designed by Concertus Design and Property Consultants, which specialises in the education sector.
It will be a single-storey block-work construction with glass and timber elevations.
The prep school said it is confident the new building will stand the test of time and provide a comfortable, safe and attractive learning environment for its youngest children.