Jersey College for Girls

ArchitecturePLB, Channel Islands, 1999


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  • Square for the science block at the heart of the campus, distinguished by copper panelling above the entrance    
  • The listed Edwardian College House gives the school a symbolic and architectural focus    
  • Teaching blocks are distinctive geometric shapes, linear for the classrooms    
  • The open circular of the art and teaching block is effectively a ramp connecting two levels    
  • The art and technology building is situated at the edge of the playing field    
  • The multipurpose hall is an elongated ellipse with a leaf-shaped copper roof    
  • Multi-purpose hall subdivided for a variety of functions    
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  • Long-section    
  • Detail of copper roof and projecting overflow spout    
  • Key long section through gutter    

Buildings for an Edwardian college in the Channel Islands

The Girls' college is an elongated site with falls in many directions. It contains the imposing listed Edwardian College House.

The school buildings are placed along a route between a two-storey car park at the north-eastern end – which occupies nearly a third of the building curtilage – and the playing field at the south-western.

Starting from the car park, the initially free-standing and separately defined buildings close in to almost engulf the College House. It is only at upper levels that the separateness of all the buildings can be seen.


  • Begun: Nov 1997
  • Completed: Sep 1999
  • Floor area: 5,898m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £8.4M
  • Funding: Private
  • Procurement: JCT80
  • Address: Saint Saviour, Haut Vallée, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

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