Working within a live campus to create a new Mathematics and Modern Foreign Languages Building at this top independent school
The beauty of the buildings and grounds are part of what makes Denstone College a top independent school and day pupils and boarders alike benefit from their surroundings. The client’s brief on this project was therefore to ensure that the appearance of the new building, which was to be linked to the school’s existing Tookey’s Building, was similar to the existing block, to give a final impression that the blocks were built at the same time.
The new two-storey, 1,082m2, twelve-classroom Mathematics and Modern Foreign Languages Building is sensitive to its surrounds and provides smart, modern learning and teaching facilities for students and staff.
Whilst the construction works were new build, due to the close proximity of listed buildings, Listed Building Consent was required.
Construction using a load bearing masonry structure with beam and block ground floor, PCC plank first floor and a timber trussed roof, this new two-storey block was clad in brickwork, with slate effect roof tiles. The new block also features an energy-efficient, natural ventilation system; low-emission boilers and intelligent technology-controlled lighting, blinds and zoned heating. Roof lights over central corridors maximise natural daylight coming into the building.