Eton College - Wotton House

LST was appointed for the £4.7m refurbishment of an historic boarding house at Eton College in Windsor. The 14-month project has upgraded Wotton House, which was built in 1903 and accommodates around 50 boys as well as a House Master, Dame, Dame’s Assistant and domestic staff.

Our team was responsible for stripping the 30,000 square foot building back to its shell and installing new mechanical and electrical systems throughout. The scope of works also comprised the construction of new dormers to create extra room space as well as the entire interior fit-out of the boarding house, including the installation of enhanced toilet facilities, a new lift and furniture.

Externally, LST carried out several small extensions to the front of the boarding house, landscaping, and repairs to stonework.

The project, which is one of LST’s largest to date, presented a number of challenges. The college remained operational throughout, which meant great care had to be taken when moving materials around the site. The upgrades to building services also had to be carefully managed as some had to be installed through the gardens of the other boarding houses.

A further challenge was the condition of the building’s interior walls and ceilings. This required LST to carry out extensive replastering throughout Wotton House and to replace many of the ceilings.

The project was completed on time and the client was delighted with the results.

“Thank you for all the work completed at Wotton House, especially considering the unprecedented circumstances we have all found ourselves in. The LST team was always friendly, conscientious and accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with LST again in the future.” David Beaven, Building Surveyor (TBC) for Eton College

“I would like to put on record my appreciation for the cooperation, application, endeavour and quality LST have displayed on this contract in spite of unprecedented obstacles being placed in the way. Their work was undertaken with utmost courtesy and in a spirit of helpfulness. It has been a pleasure working with the team.”
Philip Tilbury, Architect at HJ Stribling

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