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Epsom & Ewell High School

BSfN were appointed by Bourne Education Trust following frustration with a previous consultant and their failure to deliver.

The school has surplus land which comprises about 7 acres of self-contained and redundant playing fields.

BSfN prepared a feasibility study following which a project strategy was formed to implement residential development on the surplus land, disposal to a residential developer and investment in the school’s facilities with the income.

The residential development will provide policy compliant affordable housing for the local community.

The investment at EEHS will include replacement of two decrepit 1970’s RoSLA buildings, a new sports hall, artificial sport pitches, changing pavilion and enhanced parking. The sports facilities will be available for community use.  The land sale income also allows for buildings investment within the Multi-Academy Trust’s other schools.

This £20m+ project is work in progress but is on track for successful delivery. 

The activities undertaken to date include:

  • Feasibility study
  • ESFA approval
  • Residential masterplanning
  • School/education masterplanning
  • Land ownership clarifications
  • Appointment of planning consultant
  • Highways report
  • Ecology report
  • Topographic survey
  • Planning pre-application process
  • Appointment of lawyer
  • Appointment of land agent
  • Marketing of disposal site
  • Selection of preferred residential developer
  • Agreement of heads of terms
  • Further pre-application process
  • Exchange of conditional contracts
  • Public and community consultation
  • Planning application submitted

The scheme has been submitted for planning consent and will progress to physical implementation in the near future