Key Information

Value

£27 million

Location

Twickenham, London

Sector

Education; Heritage

Services

Full interdisciplinary team

Brief

To design a new all-through school to accommodate pupils between the ages of 4 to 18.

Solution

Delivered through a five year phased programme the solution included the refurbishment of three existing buildings, including a grade II listed Edwardian building, and a new build three storey school building.The new build is a 6,500m2 building with a striking modern design permanently housing the school main entrance, office accommodation, visitor reception, all the primary school accommodation, the special school accommodation, main sports hall, dining hall, assembly halls, secondary school general classrooms and ancillary accommodation.

The entrance to the new build is clad with structural glazing incorporating glass fins which use three pieces of laminated glass to minimise protrusion into the foyer. This bespoke entrance design is the first of its kind in UK architecture. The entrance, in a prominent kerbside location, compliments the existing Edwardian building whilst providing attractive modern architecture to the area. The new school provides 150 primary school places (1FE), 750 secondary school places (5FE), a 300 place sixth form and accommodation for 48 Strathmore pupils, a special needs school. The design unifies the whole site, with a sense of cohesion and improved flow of internal and external space. 

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