Durham Johnston School

Ryder Architecture, Durham, 2009


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  • Section wall detail - Front three storey teaching block    
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Amalgamation of two schools based at separate sites into a single building

The school previously occupied a split site, with 900 pupils at Crossgate Moor and 450 at Whinney Hills.

The school is arranged around a has a triple height fully glazed central street, which links all the facilities and provides learning spaces along its length.

Learning space and separate community facilities allow out-of-hours community operations. Teaching spaces are flexible with sliding and folding internal walls allowing for teaching in up to four open classroom arrangements.

The building achieved a BREEAM very good rating.


  • Completed: Dec 2009
  • Floor area: 12,900m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £26M
  • Procurement: Two Stage Design and Build
  • Address: Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, Crossgate Moor, Durham, DH1 4SU, United Kingdom

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