IID Architects







Royal Grammar School and Lanesborough Prep. Masterplans

Location Guildford

Client Royal Grammar School




IID were appointed in 2011 to undertake a masterplanning exercise for The Royal Grammar School, Guildford and its associated Preparatory School, Lanesborough.


At RGS this has resulted in a phased development which seeks to rationalise and consolidate the existing footprint over the next 15-20 years on what is a tight urban site.   Following extensive consultation, the masterplan received full planning approval in March 2014.


Following the conversion of a car park into a new exam hall in 2014, a new Design and Technology building will unlock the potential to reorganise the main teaching block internally, culminating in expanded Science provision and enhanced dining/circulation space arranged around two glazed atriums.


At Lanesborough Prep and their Pre-Prep site, IID have worked with the school on several minor projects addressing issues identified in the masterplan.  The first major development was a new Sports Hall which required extensive neighbourly consultation in what is a leafy residential setting.