Winchester College Masterplan

Skelly & Couch has contributed to all aspects of the masterplan for BREEAM ‘excellent’-graded Winchester College. 

Situated near St Catherine’s Hill nature reserve and priding itself on the relationship it maintains between the city centre and the countryside, the boarding school for boys holds extensive grounds of around 250 acres.The masterplan includes the construction of a new sports centre, which will consist of 3 parts: a £13m, 25-metre-long swimming pool, a fitness suite, and a sports hall for school and public use. The sports centre will be lit with natural daylight for increased energy efficiency, and the swimming pool will use a wastewater heat recovery system and CHP to heat the water. The designs for the swimming pool include a timber roof with external zinc cladding.

There will also be a new support services building, including a district heating energy centre, and work will be carried out on a larger masterplan, involving servicing strategy to planning stage.