Entrance for St Paul's Cathedral School

Kilburn Nightingale Architects, London, 2011

 

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Main entrance lobby for a school

St Paul’s Cathedral School asked us to design a new entrance pavilion that would enhance and improve the experience of entering the School.

The existing entrance was cramped and drafty, so we came up with a design that enlarged the entrance area and made it cosier, providing a sheltered internal place where staff, pupils and parents can gather. We also took the opportunity to express this more clearly as the main front entrance.

Our approach was to create a sympathetic but modern addition to the original listed building designed by the Architects Co-Partnership in the 1960s. The design reflects the materiality of the existing building primarily with the use of roach bed Portland stone and leadwork to the roof. It was built on a tight programme over the summer holidays this year, and the School are enjoying the end result.

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  • Begun: Jul 2011
  • Completed: Oct 2011
  • Floor area: 10m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £75,000
  • Tender date: May 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate contract
  • Address: St Paul's Cathedral School, New Change, London, EC4M 9AD, United Kingdom

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