Client: Cranleigh Preparatory School
Timescale: Completion 2017
This project has recently completed, working in collaboration with Design and Build Contractors Blue Forest to deliver a new teaching building at Cranleigh Preparatory School. The building provides a healthy, natural learning environment for the school which works with and improves the circulation and functionality of the wider campus and captures the ethos of the school; ‘a soul and spirit that inspires’.
The new building provides eight new classrooms for science, design and technology, home economics and art. The site is situated at the heart of the school, and we have taken this opportunity to improve the wider circulation and provide a new drop-off and teacher / parent meeting space. The circulation areas within the building are all covered external spaces, in line with the school’s philosophy of healthy outdoor living and minimising climate controlled corridors. The brick base of the new building provides these covered ‘cloister’ spaces, with a floating timber canopy above relating to the mature trees around the site.
Tate Harmer have suggested innovative solutions for the heart of our campus and designed a building that is architecturally interesting, functional, flexible and sustainable. It has been fulfilling and fun working with their team. ”Michael Wilson, Headmaster of Cranleigh Preparatory School