NRAP are delighted to announce that we have received planning and listed building consent, on behalf of Christ’s Hospital School, for the development of a 20,000 square foot new catering facility at their campus near Horsham. The new building will provide a food and nutrition department, as well as facilities for the production of over 800,000 meals per year and a much needed new entrance court to the campus.
It is no small achievement to be given permission to demolish a large part of a Grade II* Listed building; made possible not only by the quality of the design, but also by the vision and leadership provided by the School. The facility will replace the original grade II* listed Aston Webb-designed building, which had been much altered, but which Conservation Officers had previously sought to preserve. NRAP’s designs received support from Historic England who said, “The design is articulated in a contemporary way that would provide a fitting first impression of this important school complex. The proposal includes public realm improvements around the new building which represents a substantial improvement on the current situation.”