Dauntsey’s Development Update
Last year we were just about to embark on a £8.5 million redevelopment of Dauntsey’s that would cover a period of three years, and at the end of the first year I am pleased to report that Phase 1, the Sport Infill Project, is now finished, occupied and fully functioning. Phase 1 was an enabling project that would permit the School to rebuild the Maths and Geography Block by providing temporary classrooms fitted out with the latest touch screen technology, it also provided 4 new changing rooms, an updated fitness suite, plus an excellent viewing gallery.
In November 2014 we started Phase 2 of the Dauntsey’s Development which will create a much needed Pavilion equipped with 8 changing rooms, a triple aspect open plan seating area that will give spectators a wonderful view of the sports fields. A new sports/grounds maintenance storage facilities on Mercers Field is also being constructed. It is anticipated that both facilities will be ready for the start of the second half of the Autumn Term 2015.
Phase 3 is the construction of the new Teaching Block, on the site of the old Maths and Geography building, and will provide 14 classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a sixth form study area and large circulation spaces. Following completion, during the Summer Term 2016, work will then commence on ‘greening up’ the Memorial Hall Quad and refurbishing the music stairs. The whole project should be complete by September 2016 in time for the new academic year.
All the new developments are substantially improving the facilities across the Dauntsey’s campus and allowing all current and future pupils the opportunity to experience education at the cutting edge.
Nick Barnes, Assistant Bursar