Bedales - Head of Estates & Facilities


2013 Sam Banks Pavilion A cricket pavilion, dedicated to the memory of Old Bedalian Sam Banks, is the latest timber framed building on the estate, designed and built by OBs. English Oak was used in the muscular trusses; they were cut and jointed by current students under the supervision of experienced oak framers, Gabriel Langlands and John and Henry Russell. The building, with a wrap around veranda, is roofed in cedar shingles fitted by students and staff, including Graham and Louise Banks. The unplaned fir boards that clad the structure and the oak floorboards complete a powerful and robust structure. The cost of £140,000 was funded through a combination of a parent and student fundraising drive, led by the Bedales, Dunhurst and Dunannie Parents’ Associations, a legacy generously left to the school and the school’s own resources.

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