We are excited to unveil a multi-million-pound development that will transform the Montpelier site where the Senior school and Sixth Form are located. This ambitious community building project will welcome the public for the first time into the former home of Regency city landowner Thomas Kemp. Under bold plans by Head Rosie McColl, the ornate landmark will be reworked to become a community hub including a learning space for pupils, a flexible working space for local entrepreneurs to use and pop-up a wellbeing café. The aim is also to transform the landscaping at the front of the Temple and the school’s green spaces.
This is only one strand of the vision for Brighton Girls which can be viewed in the brochure below. The project will also reunite our Prep school pupils with the main campus as they leave the premises on Radinden Manor Road and move back into The Vicarage in Temple Gardens where the Prep school used to be.
The Head explains “We want to create a setting where there are big sisters to mentor little sisters in a school that is a home to girls aged from four right through to 18. Our junior pupils will benefit from new specialist spaces for art, science and design. With a dedicated early years playground and a tree-lined lawn at the centre of the site, our younger pupils will have a space to play, to discover, and to learn on a unique campus in our vibrant, buzzing city.”
The ground floor of the Temple will be used as a collaborative space for all, and the basement will have state-of-the-art music facilities for the school’s musicians to learn and practise in.
Sixth Form Space
The top floor of the Temple will be redesigned as a hub for the school’s Sixth Form. Sixth Form students were able to pitch their ideas to the architects and influence the design. There will be three zones: a workspace with writable walls in booths, a collaborative space to chill out and a kitchen space.
There will be a transformation of the green space surrounding the newly developed temple and vicarage. Over 30 hand-selected ferns, florals, and foliage will reinvigorate our outdoor spaces, improving both our students and staff’s wellbeing through new sensory gardens and outdoor communal spaces, as well as supporting the local biodiversity.