Thursday 7th October 2010 by C. Freeman
Building work has started to extend the restaurant, creating seating space for a further 100 diners. The new extension will measure 114 square metres and has been designed with the same materials and fixtures to blend seamlessly into the existing area.
The architects are Kettering-based Gotch, Saunders and Surridge and the trainee quantity surveyor working on the project is former Brooke Weston student, Richard Faller. The 12-week build phase is being carried out by Kettering contractors, SAC Construction and the final fixtures will be put into place by our buildings management team, in time for the start of the new term in January 2011.
Finance and Business Manager, Mrs Christine Stewart said: 'The new extension will be a major improvement to our restaurant which was becoming very busy at peak times. This is due to all of our year groups being over-subscribed. The new space will alleviate this entirely and it has been designed to be a light and pleasant environment for our students and staff.'
The extension is the latest in a series of improvements around the site including the refurbishment of the restaurant, resurfacing and renewing of road markings in the car park, repainting and carpeting of the science corridor and new carpeting laid in the link blocks.