Work starts at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools 

E G Carter & Co Ltd are delighted to be working with Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools as construction starts on the new refurbishment and extension works throughout the school, in preparation for it to become fully co-ed from September 2024.

The project includes the refurbishment and re-cladding of the existing sixth form block, construction of a new ambulatory between existing buildings, new landscaping throughout the wider site, extension and refurbishment of the existing dining hall, and the renovation of existing squash courts to create a new dance studio. These new areas will ensure that the school's facilities are modern, comfortable, and conducive to an enriched educational experience for both boys and girls.

Mark Harries, Associate Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “We are delighted to be working alongside the school and have the privilege of collaborating with a fantastic design team which is led by architects, Levitt Bernstein. We are looking forward to seeing the difference the sitewide development will have on the school overall, and most importantly the students.”

This ambitious project encompasses a wide range of construction and refurbishment activities which will elevate the facilities at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School to new heights.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School Bursar, Tessa Norgrove, who has been leading the project, says, “As the school moves towards a new, exciting stage in its long and prestigious history, we are delighted to be working with E G Carter & Co Ltd who have grasped our vision to combine functionality with sustainability. For example, our architects, Levitt Bernstein, have designed the new dining hall as an exemplary environmental retrofit in our journey towards net zero. Improved building fabric, an upgrade to a heat pump (as a low carbon heat source) and a large PV array, to generate renewable energy on site, are key features to this landmark project as part of a wider estate plan to decarbonise.

The work being carried out is in preparation for Haberdashers’ Monmouth School becoming fully co-ed for the first time in its prestigious 400-year history. These refurbishments will offer new opportunities for our students and we’re delighted that we can do this in a way that meets our commitment to sustainability.”

Jamie Potter, Architect at Levitt Berstein said "We’re really excited to see our designs emerge on site as part of an extensive and carefully planned reorganisation of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools estate. Working closely with the construction team at E G Carter, we look forward to the completion of this multi-building, sustainable retrofit project within the challenging, listed context."

The project is anticipated to take approximately one year to complete with handover for the Autumn term 2024.