The conversion of the existing 1950âs school hall into a fully equipped theatre with new purpose built entrance emphasising the evening arrival to the theatre, setting it apart from the surrounding building. The balcony, retractable seating and orchestra pit provide a comfortable environment for the audience and allows the school to use the multi-functional space as required.
The detailed analysis of the school buildings and site located within an area of outstanding natural beauty and designated a âMajor developed siteâ within the Green Belt, together with an analysis of the schools future aims assisted in the development of the visionary strategic Masterplan.
Planning permission has been achieved following extensive negotiations to convert the existing school hall to teaching accommodation and sympathetically construct a new pre-school hall.Â The school requirement was identified as part of the Masterplan and when checked against DFFO Standards and future predicted pupil numbers.
As part of the school Master Plan we identified the requirement for additional science teaching accommodation and the opportunity to provide the science department with a strong identity within a prominent part of the site. The carefully phased two storey modern building sympathetically linked to the existing school building allowed the college to use the existing laboratories without the need for temporary accommodation.