Project Overview

This project involved the construction of a new, two-storey, detached building to provide an eight classroom block. The new Pope Francis wing provides superb new learning spaces, enabling the school to suite the history and modern foreign languages departments together. As design and build contractors, Bentley Projects managed the design team, ensuring the school’s needs were met throughout and the project was handed over ready for use on the first day of term – September 2017.

Client – Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School
Architect – Snug Architects
Main Contractor – Bentley Projects Ltd
Engineers – Scott White and Hookins, Winchester
Programme – 26 Weeks
Value – £1.1 Million
Form of Contract – JCT Design & Build

  • Design and build
  • 8 classroom facility
  • Completed on programme and budget
  • Live education environment
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Kingspan TEK superstructure
  • Metal cladding and brickwork outer skin
  • Concrete ground floor and timber first floor
  • Flat roof
  • Outdoor ‘earth amphitheatre’

"I am absolutely delighted that our new eight classroom block – The Pope Francis Wing has been in action since our first day back. The classrooms are superb learning spaces. Thank you to the Bentley team - in particular Simon Pervin, the Project Manager for all the hard work. We are very grateful!"

Bishops Challoner Catholic Secondary School