Ardingly College | Woodlands Day House

Project Details

Client: Ardingly College
Architect, PM & PD: Penwarden Hale
MEP: TSS Facilities and IWA M&E Consulting Engineers
Cost Consultants: MacConvilles Ltd
Value: £ 1.0 million


The phased refurbishment of the Woodlands day house at Ardingly College was to make the two buildings more welcoming and to renew the services they provide.

The Woodlands site comprises a teaching block, a boys day house and an adjacent staff house. Both buildings are of modern masonry construction, with tiled pitched roofs and are linked by a lightweight framed link block.

The Phase 1 enabling works saw the removal of the link block and enabling works for the refurbishment of the Woodlands Building. Phase 2 works were carried out in the unoccupied classroom and partial 2nd floor of the building. The works included the remodelling and refurbishment of the space with new showers, toilets and changing facilities. Access to the site for staff, pupils and visitors in the form of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles had to be maintained throughout the works. Our access was restricted to the area within the site hoarding.

The project was completed in time for the start of the new academic year.