The Royal Liberty School

Project Details

CLIENT: ESFA

PROJECT MANAGER: Arcadis

ARCHITECT: Vincent & Gorbing
Associates

CIVIL ENGINEER: Alan Baxter
Associates LLP

CONTRACTOR: Willmott Dixon

VALUE: c£12M

CONTRACT PERIOD: Weeks

PROCUREMENT ROUTE: 2 stage open
book design and build

FORM OF CONTRACT: JCT

APPRENTICES EMPLOYED: 5

PROJECT CONSISTS OF:

• Improve the overall school environment through upgrades and refurbishment
works as part of the Department for Education’s Priority School’s Building
Programme (PSBP)
• Provide additional classroom space for an expansion to the school pupil
intake
• Provide additional Sports facilities for an expansion to the school
• Improve the energy efficiency and lower the operational costs to benefit the
School
• Improve the security arrangements to the school
• Create safe accessible routes to enable the school to be maintained safely
in the future
• To meet the current demands of the local area, the school is expanding by
150 pupils (1 form of Entry -1FE) from 2019 reaching full capacity of 750
pupils by 2023)

RICH IN HISTORY

The original house, known from the outset as Hare Hall, was surrounded by countryside in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has continued to influence the immediate area up to the present day. During World War I, Hare Hall was requisitioned and soldiers were billeted at the main house. Most noticeably the best known WW1 poet Wilfred Owen passed through Hare Hall with the Artists Rifles. After the War the Castellan family began building residential
developments on parts of the estate before putting the whole estate up for sale. The house and immediately surrounding grounds were bought for a new boys’ school (later named The Royal Liberty School) and the rest of the former estate was built on. The Royal Liberty School was founded in 1921 and the three additional wings which are included within the listing were built to the south of Hare Hall at the end of the 1920s. Later satellite teaching blocks were added during the 1960s and are those which are used by the school today.

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Contacts 

Guy Dawes, Framework Manager
Guy.Dawes@Willmottdixon.co.uk

Erika Buckenham, Framework Coordinator
Erika.Buckenham@Willmottdixon.co.uk

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