Bedales School

Walters and Cohen, Hampshire, 2005


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The new block in Bedales School 

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  • The new block in Bedales School    
  • The influence of David Chipperfield    
  • Smaller teaching spaces are expressed as a series of boxes along the southern elevation    
  • External view of a teaching space    
  • The entrance opens into a two-storey social and circulation space    
  • Two-storey social and circulation space    
  • Study areas on the top floor    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Sectional elevation    
  • Max Fordham    
  • Structural concept by Adams Kara Taylor    
  • During contruction; the relationship between the concrete core and the timber structure that supports the external envelope    
  • The Douglas fir structure under construction    
  • Detailed section through a curtain wall facade    
  • Detailed section through a timber wall    

Teaching and administration buildings for Bedales School, an independent boarding school in Hampshire set within 110 acres of grounds

The scheme at Bedales includes three new buildings: a general classroom building, an art, design and technology building and an administration building.

The three-storey structures have been designed to complement the rural setting, and conform to the highest environmental and energy-efficient standards.


  • Begun: Jul 2004
  • Completed: 2005
  • Floor area: 2,500m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £7.5M
  • Tender date: Jan 2004
  • Procurement: JCT 98 with Contractor Design Portion supplements
  • Address: Church Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2DG, United Kingdom

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