Building proceeding at a steady pace

27 October, 2017

Production on site is currently moving along at a steady pace with the ground floor masonry blockwork for six of the seven new build units now installed and the contractor is building up to second floor joist level on five of the seven new build units. Passers-by will see that scaffolding has been erected around the perimeter of the refurbishment…

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Archaeological investigations completed

11 August, 2017

Passers-by of the site during the first half of this year will have noticed that the progress of the build has been slower than they might have expected. This has been due to the extent of archaeological investigations requested of us by Winchester City Council. These have been quite onerous, however we fully appreciate the sensitivities of the site and…

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Next stage of works gets underway

17 April, 2017

Residents and regular passers-by will have noticed that the site has been rather quiet over the winter. This was due to the archaeological investigations taking much longer than expected in order to fully assess the buried archaeology and any impact of proposed construction works. Medieval and post-medieval remains lie across the site and the requirements on the archaeological team and…

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St. Swithun-Upon-Kingsgate

06 October, 2016

Just a reminder to all those passing by the  site. The scaffolding currently on and around St. Swithun-Upon-Kingsgate has no connection with our development. The church is  undergoing roof repairs which are scheduled to be completed in early November. The church is fundraising to plug a £35,000 shortfall in the cost of £65,000. Donors can “Buy a tile” for £10 when…

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Contractors to arrive on site 22 August

11 July, 2016

Contractor Kingerlee is expected to take possession of the site on Monday 22 August. The first week will be spent preparing the site; disconnecting utilities, erecting hoardings around the buildings, and other activities to ensure safety and security for all concerned. Demolition work will then commence on Tuesday 30 August and will be completed within a ten-week period. That will…

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Kingerlee Ltd appointed for the project

01 July, 2016

Kingerlee Ltd  has been appointed to  undertake the development contract. Kingerlee carried out the recent works on the College’s New Hall and delivered an excellent quality of work whilst being very sensitive to, and accommodating of, the life of the school and the wider community. The College is therefore delighted to have been able to appoint them to this project. Kingerlee was…

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WCC Planning Committee grants planning approval

30 July, 2015

Planning approval for the revised Kingsgate Street Development was granted at last week’s planning committee. The scheme now enters the tender stage for the selection of a contractor. If all goes according to plan, following the detail design work construction will begin in the spring of 2016. Vehicular access The planning committee was attended by a number of local residents,…

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Historic England grants Scheduled Monument Consent

21 May, 2015

On 1st April Historic England granted Scheduled Monument Consent (subject to conditions) to the development. The granting of scheduled monument consent  demonstrates that  a programme of archaeological recording  before and during the development  of the Kingsgate Street development has been agreed with Historic England to ensure that the adjacent Kings Gate, a scheduled monument,  is protected.   In addition, before construction works commence,…

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Start date now set for 2016

20 May, 2015

The protracted planning negotiations have caused a deferral of the planned start of work on site until 2016. At this stage it is not possible to give a clearer indication of when the work may start, although the school plans to move the project forward as soon as practically possible. We will make a further announcement once the negotiations are…

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Amended drawings submitted showing minor design modifications

20 May, 2015

Winchester College has recently submitted amended drawings to Winchester City Council to provide additional information and answer some of the queries raised on the planning application. The first set of amended drawings is in response to design comments made by the Council’s Head of Historic Environment and by English Heritage (now Historic England).  Click here Amended drawings May 2015 to download the…

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