Mendip Free School

Mendip Free School


London & Wharfdale / Red Kite Securities

Building Owner:

The Partnership Trust


Contract Administrator


Wakemans were engaged as Contract Administrator on this project to construct a new build special school for 120 students aged from 4 to 19 with autism, language and social communications needs. The school forms part of the major development at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset.

The £7m new build facility includes 19 classrooms, sports hall, staff rooms, kitchen, science and technology areas, library, wet rooms and drainage to allow for the future potential of a swimming pool. The school also offers a café, open to the public on weekdays.


The team included: Architects: DKA, Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine, Engineers: Clarkebond, M&E Engineer: McCann and Partners. The project was completed in September 2016.