Planning Approval for King’s House School

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

We are pleased to announce that David Miller Architects’ proposal for the redevelopment of the Senior Department of King’s House School in Richmond has been given planning permission.

The proposal includes a new specialist teaching block with 6 modern accessible classrooms, new purpose-built areas for drama, music and sport, as well as internal refurbishment works on the existing historic buildings. Navigation and accessibility issues will be improved by creating a new collegiate courtyard at the heart of the school.

A new performing arts centre housed in an octagonal building at one corner of the courtyard will provide drama facilities, bespoke practice rooms for individual music lessons and an open-plan space at the top for teaching and small music and drama performances, with views into the tree canopy.

The proposal also includes a greatly enhanced landscaping plan introducing native wildflower, shrub and tree planting, as well as flexible play space and outdoor learning environments.

Mr Mark Turner, Head of King’s House School, said: “This proposal will provide outstanding, modern facilities for the benefit of future generations of children, and represents a major investment in the educational fabric of Richmond, carefully planned, respectful of its neighbours and the St Matthias conservation area.”