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Location of the Month Oct 09: St. David's School

St David's School

An elegant and imposing neo-Gothic former comprehensive school in Ashford, Middlesex, St David’s is everything you would expect from a large vacant school with expansive grounds but also a lot more that you wouldn’t. Situated within easy access of the M25, M3 and M4 and approximately 10 minutes drive from Shepperton Studios, St David’s is easily accessible and ready to go…
Spread across a 30 acre site, St David’s School makes for not only a great location in itself but with a gymnasium that’s great for set build, an abundance of fully functioning production office space, a range of school out-buildings, an unique Victorian Chapel, and expansive grounds complete with a picturesque lake – St David’s really can cater for all type and scale of production.

Main Building

Built in 1857 St David’s has a grand and impressive main school building that consists not only of the expected school features of classrooms, workshops, corridors but more unexpectedly an historic boardroom, performing arts centre including a theatre with state of the art lighting & sound system, boarding house, gymnasium, locker rooms and a commercial kitchen to name but a few….the remaining spaces can be seen here.

Set Build, Production Offices & Unit Base

Boasting an onsite gymnasium ideal for set-build, ample unit base parking - enough for 2 full sized units, combined with a vast amount of fully dressed classrooms and office space, St David’s presents itself as a great option for an entire Unit Base. To see the site in its entirety just click here

Exteriors

Despite St David’s School being only a 30 minute drive from central London it is a secluded and tranquil self contained ‘oasis’. Spread over 30 acres, in addition to the main building it has a variety of 1960’s school out-buildings, a car park and expansive grounds that include a tranquil lake, full size pitches, a running track, netball & tennis courts, a children’s playground and several playing fields. Productions will be spoilt for choice!

Chapel

Connected to the main school building by a delicate and beautiful corridor is a stunning Victorian chapel, with ornately carved dark wood paneling, a barrel vaulted ceiling, stones arches, thick wooden doors, original Welsh stained glass windows and a mighty organ, the photographs speak for themselves…

To Find Out More

This is a site that really needs to be seen in person so to arrange a site visit or for any further information please drop Sarah a line on 020 7284 8905 or sarah@location-collective.co.uk