Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey

A very well-considered addition to a forgotten corner

Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey.
Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey. Credit: Design engine

South East Regional Award 2019

Design Engine Architects for Charterhouse School
Contract value: £6.1m
GIA:1,800m²
Cost per m²:  £3,389

Designed over many years with a changing client structure, this is a very well-considered addition to a forgotten corner of the campus of a large independent school. The centre’s entrance face forms a new quad with existing buildings, echoing the school’s collegiate character. Laboratories are generous and cleverly achieve wet and dry teaching within a single space.  Labs on the upper floor open into the geometry of the roof, particularly complex around the characterful chimneys that vent fume cupboards. This project demonstrates a patient, dedicated approach by the architect, supported by the governing body. It is a rich, satisfying response to a complex, difficult brief.

  • Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey.
    Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey. Credit: Design engine
  • Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey.
    Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey. Credit: Design engine
  • Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey.
    Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey. Credit: Design engine
  • Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey.
    Charterhouse Science and Mathematics Centre, Godalming, Surrey. Credit: Design engine
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