Haileybury School Boarding House
Girls boarding house to accommodate 120 pupils in what was originally a private boys school, only recently adapted to become co-educational
Conscious of its sensitivity – the whole of the Haileybury campus lies within the Metropolitan Green Belt – the school and its architects (working with PTP Landscape and Urban Design) sought to build in sympathy with the context, with the retention of existing trees a priority.
Built on a sloping site and partially over a pond, the building creates a variety of spaces – from the more open communal areas at low level, through to the larger dormitory areas for the junior girls and the single-person study-bedrooms in the top floor.
Externally, the completed house makes use of handmade Sussex brick, render and timber, with gently pitched stainless steel-clad roofs draining into a central gutter – rainwater is discharged via a dramatic shovel-ended pipe into the pond. Escape stairs are strongly detailed in steel.
- Begun: Sep 1998
- Completed: 2002
- Floor area: 1,723m2
- Sectors: Education, Residential
- Total cost: £5M
- Tender date: May 1998
- Procurement: Two stage tender
- Address: Haileybury, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NU, United Kingdom
- Architect: Studio E Architects
- Project architects: Andrzej Kuszell, Garry Stewart, Karen Comton-James, Richard Ager
- Client: Haileybury and Imperial Service College
- Structural engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
- Services engineer: Max Fordham Associates
- Landscape architect: PTP Landscape and Urban Design
- Quantity surveyor: Spicer Partnership
- Main contractor: Willmott Dixon
- Steel frame: DGT Fabrications