Build Update October 2023
The building project was split into three parts with the intention of progressing with the works efficiently. Since the last update, two of the three parts have been completed; the initial landscaping of the site and the modular classrooms to house the additional teaching spaces.
1. Landscaping of the Site
Blakedown, the landscape contractor, started work on site in spring 2023 and completed the pathways between the current teaching block and the sports teaching block. The landscaping included a mix of hard landscaping (school playground materials) and soft landscaping (grass, trees, and planting beds). It has created easy to access and weatherproof pathways. This has improved circulation for the students around the site and created additional outdoor space for them to use.
2. Modular Classrooms
REDS10 was our preferred contractor for the modular classrooms. The installation of this took place during the summer holidays and was ready for the September 2023 start. It currently contains SEN classrooms, a library space and is in use by the school. It is intended that this accommodation will remain until the Chateau and the new hall are delivered.
3. Renovation of the remaining building
The renovation of the Dulwich Hospital Building and building of a new hall, library and drama/arts studio.
We have been in discussions with our preferred contractor, and we are on track to sign the contract in November 2023, to fully complete in Dec 2024.
This will provide the remaining permanent facilities needed to complete the school: permanent main entrance, additional office and teaching space, music and sixth form facilities, ASD resource and external play space. These facilities will enable the school to increase its intake.