King's School Canterbury – Precincts Project

Working with the UK’s most historic school, Skelly & Couch is involved in the refurbishment and extension at the King’s School Canterbury, an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school located in Kent.

For this project the aim is to resolve two challenges on the school’s site: to update and co-locate science facilities to bring them up to a world class standard, and to increase dining provision to cater for a larger school population. There are also plans to construct a new teaching block housing labs within a World Heritage Site with Grade I listed surroundings and a rich archaeological history.

Skelly & Couch will be aiding the project by working on a series of new systems including: a new heating, drainage, electrical, lighting and ventilation systems for the school. This redevelopment is part of a group of commissions carried out by Skelly & Couch for the King’s School Canterbury. Others that Skelly and Couch have worked on include the Malthouse performing arts centre; a new residential building for international students and the Lady Kingsdown House for boarding accommodation.

As well as works to listed buildings, the site also has multiple historic designations including Area of Archaeological Importance, Conservation Area, Scheduled Ancient Monument, and finally World Heritage Site.

The project also has a potential BREEAM rating of Very Good.