Freehold educational property in Surrey – former Hawley Hurst School – for sale for £3.5m

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has been appointed as joint agent with Hurst Warne to sell the freehold property associated with the former Hawley Hurst School, near Camberley, Surrey. The school is not being sold as a going concern.

This prestigious educational campus offers a new owner the opportunity to acquire a substantial freehold site which could lend itself to a wide range of educational uses. With extensive accommodation set amid a woodland backdrop, the 15.47-acre campus offers potential for a wide variety of alternative uses, subject to necessary consents.

Hawley Place School was originally founded in 1953 and notably attended by Sarah Ferguson and Juliet Stevenson. The school operated as a co-educational independent day school for circa 400 pupils aged two to 19 years. In 2018, Hurst Lodge School in Ascot announced its purchase of Hawley Place School and the two schools merged as Hawley Hurst School.

The property occupies a spacious site on the outskirts of Hawley, near to both Camberley and Farnborough. Reading, Bracknell, and Basingstoke are all within a circa 20-minute drive.

The main school building is an attractive, red-brick Victorian property built in 1893 which comprises teaching accommodation, administration offices, a school hall/theatre and ancillary accommodation. There are classrooms to the upper floors which can be accessed via two separate staircases and the top floor was formerly used as a Headteacher’s flat comprising two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen/living area.

With the benefit of further modular buildings, two separate dedicated access driveways and sporting facilities, including a multi-purpose surfaced sports pitch and large sports field, the campus provides much opportunity to educational and care providers, investors, and developers alike.

Courteney Donaldson, Managing Director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “During the pandemic we have seen a notable increase in specialist education and childcare providers seeking additional premises. We expect to receive high levels of interest for this property from a wide range of potential purchasers.”

Offers in excess of £3,500,000 are invited.