Royal Liberty School


Royal Liberty School, Romford

Royal Liberty School is a secondary school for boys near Romford in east London.  We are the structural engineers working with Willmott Dixon and architects Vincent and Gorbing to refurbish the Grade II* listed main school building and design a new steel framed sports hall.

The centrepiece of the site is Hare Hall, a Palladian Georgian Manor house built in 1769 to the designs of James Paine.  It was later extended, most notably during the 1920s when it was converted into a school.  Three wings were added to form a quadrangle, with a cloister and garden.  The manor house consists of solid masonry walls with timber floors and roof. The 1920s wings are also built with solid masonry walls but have a concrete first floor on beams and iron roof trusses.

The proposals for the main school building involve repairs and alterations to the existing structure and upgrading services.  The new sports hall features a lightweight flat roof supporting an extensive PV array.  Connected to this will be a two storey block for associated amenities and additional classrooms.

Client: Royal Liberty School