Malvern College Boarding House, No 6

Fast-track restoration of Grade II listed building


Malvern College Boarding House, No 6

This project was the rebuilding of a Grade II listed 19th Century boarding house after it was virtually destroyed in a fire, and the refurbishment of the adjacent boarding accommodation. This was a challenging project in a live school environment with a fast-track programme.

An immediate mobilisation was required three days after the fire to secure the site ready for pupils to return with demolition of the unsafe structure following shortly after. The design and works progressed in tandem – from a starting point of no design information.

This led to short procurement periods for valuing the works package and tight timescales for the resourcing of labour and materials.

The listed status of the building meant that all features had to be restored to their original condition as near as possible. Key features of the build included the use of reclaimed
bricks, stone work, decorative cornices and extensive areas of lime plaster. Additionally the project included the refurbishment of 88 student bedrooms, new shower facilities and
a commercial kitchen and laundry.