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Acquisition Survey - The Marching Corridors of Highfields Primary School

Surveys of historic buildings not only include an assessment of a building’s condition, but also some knowledge of the historical and architectural significance associated with the premises. One of the significant aspects of this school was the "Marching corridors‚" which were designed by the county head architect George Widdows.

Schools of this period experienced different challenges to those of today one of which was cleanliness and the prevention of the spread of disease. George Widdows was commended for his work in improving the environment of schools by the use of light and air. We were appointed to carry out an acquisition survey on this Grade II listed school. The premises was substantial consisting of two main blocks with three other smaller buildings. Three surveyors were involved in the inspection which was carried out over two days.

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