On 15th July 2019 Alderman of the City of London William Bowater Russell broke ground on the construction of a new boarding house for the Choristers of St Paul’s. The finished scheme will stand in the former nave of St Augustine’s Church, which was burned down in the Great Fire in 1666 before its Christopher Wren-designed replacement suffered severe bomb damage during the Second World War.
Built in the 1960s for just 40 children and residential staff, the School now educates over 200 day pupils alongside the Choristers and so was in urgent need of expansion to relieve the cramped conditions.
Part of the masterplan involved the remodelling of the student dining room for which A&E designed the new servery counter and new dishwashing room. The installation is to be completed over two phases, with phase one in place and operational for the Autumn term 2019.
Architect: Kilburn Nightingale Architects