Architype

Majority new-build school, main framing in reinforced concrete, in conjunction with challenging expression of steel, glulam, brickwork, stonework and, pre-cast concrete. The facade of an existing Victorian villa was also retained with newly constructed floor levels to tie in with the new buildings. Comprising 20 classrooms, multi purpose hall, dedicated art & science, library, IT, CDT, and performing arts class blocks arrayed along and around an internal atrium street space.

main hall : RC walls clad in Portland stone-helped create a strong presence for the new school

internal atrium space, spanned by radial pattern long span glulam beams, walkways cantilever from RC teaching blocks supporting link bridge in solid sculpted glulam

the new hall–RC walls support feature trusses in steel and timber bearing corbels formed with pre-cast blocks to bespoke steelwork

long span RC stairs pass across free spanning steel framed curtain walling elements, integrated structural support detailing enhances the complex pattern of parts

early design process, report extract showing main hall span options

the sweep of the 20 classroom block with stone clad cantilever of library and IT department mid way along