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Showcasing Sussex Court, Dorchester

Working in partnership with the NHS and Dorset Council’s Adult Social Care team, the redevelopment of the former Grove School site in School Lane, Dorchester was completed in March 2020.

The listed Victorian former school building had most recently been occupied by Dorchester Arts Centre, prior to its move the Corn Exchange. It has now been comprehensively remodelled and provides 3 one-bedroom homes and a space for on an on-site care provider. 3 two-bedroom bungalows have been built elsewhere on the site.

The site is located near the old town walls and during construction work a number of roman and early English skeletons were unearthed. They were accorded the respect they deserved eventually being removed from site by Wessex Archaeology, of Time Team fame, before being passed to Dorset Museum, who will ensure their long-term preservation.

The six new houses and bungalows are providing much needed homes for local people with people with learning disabilities who were nominated by Dorset Council. By May 2020 most of the homes had been let with their new occupants moving in.

East Boro is always on the lookout for development opportunities.

For further information contact Pam or Robin in our Development Team.


or contact the Development Team on 01202 883503 extn. 019.


Date Posted: Tuesday 7th April 2020 @ 14:10