Former Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Sittingbourne, Kent

This Grade II listed building was built in 1878 as Borden Grammar School. In 1979 it became the Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre, which was subsequnelty moved to more modern facilities in the town centre and the building was vacated in early 2018.

The main building provides accommodation over 3 floors and is constructed of stock brick with limestone detailing under a plain clay tile roof. The building has moulded ridge tiles and stone coped gable ends with finials. It is understood that the heritage significance of the building lies principally in the architectural detailing to the external elevations. The interior has been heavily modified throughout the building’s long life, although a few internal features remain that will need consideration such as the ornate fireplaces in the main hall. Externally there are large areas of hard standing used as parking and a couple of more modern pre-fabricated classroom buildings. 


Contact : Graeme Dowd