In late-2007, Terence O'Rourke Ltd was appointed by the Borough of Poole in-conjunction with Poole Grammar School to assist with the revision to the 'age of transfer' policy passed by the Education Committee at the Borough of Poole, and its requirement of the school to accept a Year 7 class. Michael Harrison was the Director responsible for the architectural design and delivery of the project. An overall strategy had been prepared by the Borough of Poole, which formed the basis of the site master plan.
This informed the brief for the project and after extensive detailed consultation a preferred option for development was agreed. The requirement was to create a new LRC, Music Suite and Performance Space whilst also completing numerous elements of refurbishment and extension through-out the remainder of the campus A very technically challenging and complex project the new wing connects to the existing via an un-heated link to avoid the need for un-necessary consequential improvement to the entire fabric.