St. Catherine’s Prep School Department
||Refurbishment of existing 2 storey Prep School and Sports Hall, with new-build infill block
||Planning consent granted 2002 now reached detailed design stage
This project involved remodelling the existing Prep School and refurbishing the existing Sports Hall.
The Prep School required extra accommodation. Daylighting and artificial lighting in the existing buildings was poor. The Sports Hall was energy-inefficient. It was inadequately insulated, and the communication facilities were in need of updating. IT facilities were required.
The insertion of a new-build wedge between the two existing buildings - housing a Hall, Library and Foyer space - solves the circulation and access problems and effectively links the two existing buildings. The energy rating of all buildings is being dramatically improved.
New openings in existing walls will considerably improve daylighting of the interior of the buildings.
Dobson White Boulcott
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Hans Haenlein Architects
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