Barton Farm

Winchester, Hampshire

  • Client

    Hampshire County Council

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    August 2020

RIBA Awards 2022

AJ Architecture Awards 2021
School category – Shortlisted

SPACES Awards 2021
Highly Commended

Civic Trust Awards 2022

Project Manager: Hampshire County Council

Architect: Hampshire County Council (Property Services)

Civil Engineering: Hampshire County Council (Property Services)

The Challenge

Due to the 2,000 new homes being built as part of the Kings Barton development, there was a requirement for additional school places for the local area.

The project presented a challenging cost plan and was a very intricate, detailed and customer led design.

Unfortunately the project was put on hold for 12 months due to the housing developer not being as advanced as first anticipated, which meant the school placements weren’t needed as early as first though. With the project being pushed back a year, the planning had expired by the time the project was up and running again.

The Solution

By aligning with the school’s high standards for environmental sustainability and quality, Willmott Dixon were able to create an environment where children will learn and flourish which is aspirational, inclusive and joyful.

The School’s design is based on sustainable, low energy, fabric-first principles achieving BREEAM Excellent rating with: wild flower green roof; PV’s, natural ventilation; surface water drainage managed on site with porous surfaces; bio-diverse landscape areas in courtyards; and rainwater recycling for flushing wc’s and landscape irrigation.

The design also incorporated future planning and infrastructure for a future 1FE expansion and a Teacher Development Facility.

The Results

The architecturally striking school, designed by Hampshire County Council’s award-winning Property Services Team, features a main hall, holistic music and drama studio, ‘discovery point’ library, staff room and workspace, administration offices, and classrooms offering a high quality learning environment.

The school is one of the most sustainable schools in Hampshire and it has created over 400 new school places.

A key part of the success of this project was the customer welcoming early supply chain input and engaging in collaborative working practices.




SME Spend


Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Contractor Performance | Commitments


Regular payments and have payment periods not exceeding 30 days


99% of target waste diverted



CCS Score 41


4 Apprenticeships

140 Apprenticeship weeks


Handover & Aftercare Contractor Promise

SCF Framework Manager

James Wright


Phone: 07761 330560

Contractor Framework Manager

Guy Dawes


Phone: 07989 179444