Wetherby Prep

listed building incorporated for school growth


Founded in 2004, the exclusive independent school for boys saw pupil numbers grow to the point where additional space was needed. The listed building alongside their existing Bryanston Square location was the ideal solution when it became available. rpa:group’s Architectural division was appointed to help deliver the scheme.


Offering a much needed 11,000 sq. feet of additional space, the structure required an extensive Cat A/Cat B refurbishment over a fifty-week duration. Refurbishing a Grade 2 listed building understandably presented a unique set of challenges. Not only did the proposed works need to comply with stringent planning requirements applicable to buildings with listed status, but the structure was riddled with dry rot, which had to be addressed.


The works were undertaken in two phases, with phase one requiring the conversion of the basement into a dining room and kitchen. Phase two saw the upper floors developed into classrooms and ancillary rooms, all of which were successfully completed to serve the staff and students.

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