Royal Latin School officially opens revamped Sixth Form centre

Representatives from Borras and the wider project team recently joined students, staff, governors and community guests for the opening of Royal Latin Schools new Sixth Form Centre.

The ribbon to the new centre, which is located within Rotherfield House, was cut by Roger Wagland, former Head Boy and resident. Roger’s family lived in the House for almost twenty years between 1945-1964, his connection with the building was officially recognised on the day by the renaming of the schools archive room to the ‘The Wagland Room’.

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Headteacher David Hudson and Roger Wagland unveiling the opening plaque

Headteacher David Hudson spoke briefly before a commemorative plaque was revealed and commented: “The new study facilities have made a huge impact on students and I know how much they are already appreciating the improvement.”

The project, which was partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, formed phase 2 of the school ambitious improvement plan to mark their upcoming 600 year anniversary. During the 28 week construction phase our General Contracts team extended and dramatically redeveloped the existing structure. The new build element involved the construction of a single storey extension within an existing courtyard to create a striking new entrance to the centre (pictured below).

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The centres new entrance and one of the study spaces

Internally several existing walls were demolished and new openings formed to create a completely transformed layout which now features breakout/study areas, toilets, an archive room, reception area, dining space and kitchen, I.T resource room and several classrooms.

Additional works included the refurbishment of existing timber sash windows, re-roofing works, creation of an external raised decking area, new ceilings, flooring and decoration throughout, mechanical and electrical renewal and the installation of new fire and security alarms.

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General Contracts Managing Surveyor James Harrison (far left) with Chris Chapman (GSS Architecture) and other members of the project team at the opening.

Borras worked in partnership with consultants GSS Architecture on the £910k scheme which was handed over in July.

For further information about the project please click HERE.

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