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Official signing to build visionary world class facilities for BSB

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Plans for the largest single building project that BSB has undertaken in its 45 year history were finalised with the signing of the contracts between BSB and Vanhout and Van Roey. [Contributed by BSB]

The new facilities, designed by architects Licence to Build, include a 25m indoor swimming pool, sports halls, a large gymnasium, a social area and offices. The project will take 18 months to complete, starting with the demolition of the existing facilities at half-term.

The new building will open in September 2016.

The contracts signed today followed an extensive tendering process by the BSB’s Project Steering roup involving several Board members and the school’s Leadership Team. The Vanhout/Van Roey partnership won the tender against a range of criteria, which includes an assurance that the new buildings will meet the highest BREEAM conditions for environmental standards and sustainability.

About The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are over 1,300 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The School offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16.

Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is also a French-English bilingual programme across eight Year Groups (ages 4-13 years). School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB recently received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS). For more information, please visit www.britishschool.be.

 

Contributed by The British School of Brussels.

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