Chichester Free School

Farrans completed a significant restoration project for Chichester Free School, which is based on the site of a former Carmelite Convent.

£26.5M
Contract Value
17 Months
Project Duration

Client
Chichester Free School

The Project

Chichester Free School was built at the old disused Carmelite Convent in Hunston.

This building was part demolished and part refurbished to create a new school big enough for 1,280 students from Reception age right through to Sixth Form. The former building was vacated by Nuns in 1995 and it was then used to house agricultural workers.

A suspected arson destroyed what was the chapel in 2009. The new buildings house a 600m2 Sports Hall, 250m2 Hall and dedicated Music and Performance spaces.

Services & Expertise

Works include partial refurbishment of the convent in order to provide improved educational facilities for 1,280 pupils aged between 4 and 19.

Farrans has been engaging closely with Hunters South Architects on the project, with careful planning around the construction of a new 2FE Primary School and refurbishment of the existing convent building to provide a 4FE secondary school wing.

Multi-use games facilities and external landscaping were also included in the works.

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