Kier, a leading infrastructure services, buildings and developments & housing group, has been appointed by Winchester College, a world famous, independent boy’s boarding school to transform part of its estate. The multi-million pound project will provide first-class facilities for the school, including a new sports centre and modernised design and technology facility.
The project, which begins in summer 2019 and is scheduled for completion in February 2022 will deliver a new state of the art 7,314m2 sports hub that will feature three interconnected buildings. Once complete, these will house a 1,400m2 multi-functional sports hall and viewing gallery, a 25m x13m six lane swimming pool, a seven-booth rifle range as well as squash and fives courts.
Kier will work closely with its local supply chain to construct the new facility in a way that will aesthetically complement the school’s existing buildings and grounds.
Trevor White, Operations Director, Kier Regional Building Southern states: “Working collaboratively with Winchester College, we are delighted to be carrying out this modernisation programme that will offer truly excellent facilities for its pupils.
“This project combines our experience within the education and heritage sectors, providing new infrastructure that looks in keeping with a school steeped in history. We look forward to working with our local supply chain and craftspeople, the school and its pupils and the wider community as we look to leave a lasting legacy in the area.”
Steven Little, Bursar, Winchester College added: “We are delighted that Kier has been appointed to transform the school’s existing PE Centre in to a state-of-the-art Sports Centre, This project, which will bring to one of the country’s oldest schools, the most modern and exciting of facilities, has been planned for over many years and will give us a centre of sporting excellence we can all be proud of.”
In addition to the new sporting facilities, the modernisation will also include a new layout and of the school’s design and technology department.