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New News Story

Project One Campus - The Best of Both Worlds

 

We are proud that Project One Campus makes Warwick, and the Midlands, home to one of the largest and most exciting new school building projects of recent times.  For the first time in our long history, One Campus brings our family of outstanding boys’ and girls’ schools in the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation together, with King’s High and Warwick Preparatory School, and Warwick School alongside each other, on one spacious, green campus.

We believe One Campus offers the best of both worlds for boys and girls:

The best of single-sex education for girls and boys in our excellent schools in the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, plus a shared Sixth Form Centre, where students/pupils share resources, study areas, social and extra-curricular activities, in a mixed environment that reflects university, the workplace, and life. 

In September 2019  King’s High relocates from its present site to a new, purpose-built school on the Myton Road site. The stunning new buildings include classrooms, laboratories, an Innovation Centre, new School Hall, Drama studios, and a world-class, high-tech Music Centre, shared with Warwick Preparatory School.  While teaching will remain separate, King’s High and Warwick School will share the new Sixth Form Centre, with its spacious study areas, Careers zone, and outdoor roof terrace.  One Campus will be completed in September 2020, with a new world-class, high tech Music Centre, shared by King’s High and Warwick Preparatory School, a 3G Rugby pitch, new Netball and Tennis Courts, and a refurbished Sports Centre.

(Image: Main King's High and Drama Buildings).

Hard Hat Update

King’s High School

Now  –  600 tons of Black Country steel will make up the new King’s High building. Most of the building frame is in place, with the exception of the School Hall and Reception area. The Glulam timber beams for the School Hall are currently expanding. The steel frame will not be put in for the Hall until the timbers are bonded. Within the building, internal partitions are starting to go in, between rooms.  King’s High pupils are working on a colour coding scheme for each floor within the building.

Late April – School Hall will arrive and be put in place.

Sixth Form Centre – The brick exterior is up, and the windows are in. (The Building Management System ensures the building is naturally ventilated, with automated windows that open at night, and shut during the day).  The Big Staircase is in place, leading up to the outdoor roof terrace and Quiet Study area, which has wonderful views over the treetops and the towers of Warwick Castle and St Mary’s Church.

The Team behind One Campus

Architects – Nicholas Hare are an award-winning practice, renowned for their expertise in sustainable building. Projects include: Sadler’s Wells, Glyndebourne, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Cologne Stadium, Marlborough College, St Paul’s School, and the David Attenborough Building, for Cambridge University.

Chartered Quantity Surveyors - Starkey Button & Co are Midlands-based and work with a wide range of sectors, from Education, Banking, Commercial and Industrial, to Historic, Religious and Community Buildings. Jim Button is a proud Old Warwickian, and King’s High parent.

Construction – Family-owned Speller Metcalfe are one of the UK’s leading building contractors.  Speller Metcalfe built Stratford Hospital, and won Contractor of the Year at the 2017 Building Awards. Recent clients include The Co-Op, Warwick University, and the University of Oxford.