- Year: 2015
- Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
- Structure Engineer: HOP Design Stage
- Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter
- Quantity Surveyor: Capita
- Cdm Coordinator: HCD
- M&E: Max Fordham
- Acoustics: Max Fordham
- Planning Consultant: Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners
- Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall
- Mechanical & Electrical: Max Fordham
- City: London
- Country: United Kingdom
Text description provided by the architects. Hawkins\Brown has completed the first phase of a masterplan to overhaul The City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead, Surrey.
The works, which have been shortlisted for an RIBA South East 2015 Award, comprise a new boarding house and dedicated music school including practice rooms and a recital hall.
The City of London Freemen’s School is a co-educational day and boarding school in Ashtead, Surrey, with its teaching campus situated in the historic grounds of its Grade II* listed Main House.
The new music school has a 200-seat recital hall, dedicated practice rooms with acoustic qualities to suit a range of instruments, KS3 teaching and IT facilities. It sits alongside the new 60-bed boarding house, with both buildings sharing an external courtyard.
Oliver Milton, partner at Hawkins\Brown, said: “The project delivers sophisticated, high quality facilities to enhance the School’s reputation as a leading educator in the region, as well as providing bright, enjoyable, and sustainable accommodation for its boarding pupils.”
Susan Williams, the bursar at the City of London Freemen’s School, said: "We are very proud to be associated with architects Hawkins Brown on this project and are thrilled with the design and quality of our new facilities."