Currently looking at the Grange House, Monkton Combe School project

Built in the 1970s, Grange House was connected to the former village school to create a 38 bed, boys boarding house.  The existing accommodation was provided with very small bedrooms with inadequate sanitary provision.  Kendall Kingscott were appointed to undertake a feasibility study to consider the remodelling and rearrangement of the boarding house to provide contemporary accommodation for 34 girls.  The study included a full assessment of the building fabric including M&E services.  The brief was to increase bedroom sizes, provide a mixed common room and to introduce more sanitary accommodation.  The client also required a complete overhaul of the interior to provide a fun and contemporary design that can be celebrated by the building users as it their intention that Grange House will be their flagship boarding house.  The work is being undertaken in two phases.  The recently completed first phase has refurbished 14 rooms, providing 23 student beds.  The second phase will involve the demolition of one wing of the boarding house and it’s replacement with a new building providing beds for 40 students.