Dauntsey’s Development Update
I am pleased to announce that the second phase our building programme is now complete. The pavilion is a wonderful addition to the existing facilities at Dauntsey’s and will be used for sport, lectures, talks, concerts, dinners and so much more. It contains eight changing rooms and a triple aspect social space, capable of seating over two hundred people. Externally, there are sheltered spectator terraces, which will afford parents the opportunity to watch a variety of sporting activities from an excellent vantage point, while sheltering from the winds whistling off Salisbury Plain.
It is a great credit to our architects that such a large building merges into the landscape so well and it is environmentally friendly too. The building has an EPC of 21 (an extremely low ‘A’ rating), a sedum roof and uses a ground source heat pump to extract heat energy from the ground, via a series of boreholes, to provide heat for the underfloor heating and hot water system.
The final phase of our current development programme includes the construction of a new teaching block, the landscaping of the Memorial Hall Quad and the renewal of the external stairs to our Music building. This phase is advancing well and is on schedule for completion during the summer holiday next year. I am extremely grateful to pupils and staff, and particularly the residents of Fitzmaurice for their forbearance, as the building works have disturbed day-to-day life here.
Mark Lascelles, Head Master
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