Shipston High School is located on an attractive green field site on the outskirts of Shipston on Stour in South Warwickshire.
The existing school buildings are approaching the end of their useful life and have a number of structural, accessibility and space standard issues. We were commissioned to develop a Strategic Masterplan to establish how the whole school could be re-built in a number of phases. The key criteria for the vision was maintaining uninterrupted provision of high quality education to the pupils at all times as well as maximising potential of the site and location.
Phase 1 comprises a new general teaching block located at the front of the site. Its expression and massing was carefully considered in relation to the existing buildings and its location. The new two-storey development sits amongst the existing buildings in a simple wedge shape providing a new focus at the entrance to the school and enhancing its approach and arrival experience. Internally new teaching space is arranged around a flexible naturally lit resource space, which creates the feeling of openness and simplifies wayfinding.
new building to enable future redevelopment of the school whilst creating new focal point on the site.
central atrium space provides a central focus, and creates a social hub encouraging interaction and independent learning.
the low energy design focuses on maximising natural daylight and ventilation and reducing running costs.
architecture, masterplanning, building services engineering, civil & structural engineering, acoustics