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Architect Lord Rogers returns to former Epsom school to open new buildings

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:08 01 October 2014

Lord Rogers at Kingswood House in Epsom by John McMurtrie

Lord Rogers at Kingswood House in Epsom by John McMurtrie

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World renowned architect Lord Rogers revisited his past last month as he officially opened new buildings at his former school, Kingswood House prep in Epsom's West Hill

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The whole school, the mayor and various other dignitaries watched on in glorious sunshine as he unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.

The school has embarked on an ambitious building programme and it was fitting that Lord Rogers was shown around the site, bringing back memories of his time at the school.

“It was the most inspiring day, meeting and walking around the school with the children and talking to the teachers,” he said.

“I was delighted to see how much the school had changed for the better since I had been there 75 years ago.”

It was the first time that Lord Rogers, who is perhaps best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome in London and the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg, had returned to the school since he left in the 1940s.

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