Transformed learning opportunities
Chadwick Dryer Clarke Studio and LSI Architects for The Stephen Perse Foundation
Contract value: Confidential
The technical challenges this project had to overcome were severe. The site has very restricted access, the school remained operational throughout the construction, the planning authority was not convinced that the proposed volume could be accommodated within the conservation area and neighbours were worried about noise and overlooking. But Chadwick Dryer Clarke has transformed learning opportunities at the school as well as solving a host of problems with the existing buildings by bringing a disparate collection into coherent use.
The new sports hall is at the centre of the plan with new corridors, rooftop play spaces, study areas and classrooms wrapped and stacked around it, using every inch of the site. The circulation has been ingeniously designed to offer views of different learning activities, link the old building to a new lift, and open up the interior spaces to the outside.