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City of London Freeman's School

Project team​

Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Architect:Hawkins Brown
Structural Consultant: Hemsley Orrell Partnership 


The project included the demolition of an existing building and tennis courts and the construction of two new buildings. The City of London Freemen's School is based in Ashtead Park in Surrey and is both a day and boarding school for pupils aged seven to 18. One of the new buildings consists of a boarding house which incorporates both new accommodation and social areas for the pupils. The second building is a new music block providing the pupils with new practice rooms and also accommodating a new music hall with a capacity for 220 people.

Our role

The City of London Freeman's School is owned by the City of London and was dealt with under the LABC Partnership agreement. The school is based in Surrey and Mole Valley District Council is the corresponding party to this agreement and will be carrying out the site inspections. The City of London District Surveyor's was appointed to deal with the plans approval which included looking at the structural, M&E and drainage details.

Particular issues with this project included those that involved the sleeping risk associated with the new boarding house, the means of escape from the new music hall and the impact on the fire fighting access to the site. The flexible and knowledgeable approach of the District Surveyor's team ensured that were problems arose the solutions satisfied both the client and the Building Regulations. 

If you are contemplating a project outside the City of London but would like our proactive input please call 020 7332 1000 or email the District Surveyor's Office.

Our staff

Project Surveyor: Russell Clowser
M&E Engineer: Ben Mossop
Drainage Engineer:Paul Stavers 
Partner Authority: Mole Valley

14 March 2016
Last Modified:
25 February 2020