New build wraparounds give perception of a completely new facility
FaulknerBrowns Architects for St John’s School
Contract value: £6.1m
Cost per m2: £3,508
A dated and failing swimming pool building and temporary classrooms have been replaced with a two storey extension accommodating a new swimming pool, multi-purpose studio and fitness suite. By wrapping the new build elements around two sides of the school’s existing sports hall, the two outward-facing public elevations give the perception of a completely new facility. This move made it possible to retain the existing sports hall building—with minimal refurbishment in a future phase—as well as providing the opportunity for further expansion.