Talbot Heath School

Talbot Heath is an independent school in Bournemouth for girls aged 3-18 years. Surrounded by woodland, the main buildings on the 22-acre campus were originally built in 1936 by a pupil of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Many state-of-the-art facilities have been added over the years including a large sports hall and fitness complex, music centre, drama studios, science centre, art studios, creative arts centre, digital language laboratory and libraries.

The latest addition to the school’s high-end facilities is a new ‘STEAM’ complex, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The flexible learning centre spans three storeys and consists of a 600-seat auditorium, gallery, exhibition spaces and studios for drama, art, textiles, graphic design and robotics as well as extensive breakout spaces for independent working. The hub also incorporates an indoor pool with changing facilities for use by both pupils and local community clubs.

Extensive cost management was required from the outset to keep the budget on track throughout the design and construction stages.


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£5 million

Project value

22 Acres

Campus size


New auditorium