Two new school buildings which link together the existing 1960s Brutalist school by HPKA, and 1980’s sports facilities and provide new sports and performing arts facilities, built in 2 phases.
Phase 1 is a sports centre reception and changing room building linking the existing sports hall with a new performing arts building via a new bridge, with all weather pitches forming part of the works.
Phase 2 is a 2 storey performing arts building with dance studios and music department which is able to operate as a standalone building for extended use with access from the west end of the site.
The dance/drama studios sit behind a glazed facade on the upper level, looking back over the school site and open up to form a single multi-purpose hall for performances, events and exams.
Both buildings use a lightweight palette of cementitious cladding and glazing in contrast to the substantial mass of the existing concrete clad building.
PHASED NEW BUILDING