Alfriston School

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  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse
  • © Jack Hobhouse

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

South East

Local Authority Area

Wycombe

Information about this scheme

The scheme consolidates the existing and new school sports facilities into a fully integrated sports department, defined by one singular block containing gym, changing facilities, fitness suite, admin offices and swimming pool. The new pool building sits discreetly at the rear of the site, facing directly onto greenbelt land. Intended to be a contemporary expression of the local pitched roof vernacular, but executed with subtlety, the design of the new pool enclosure envisages a raised timber structure, articulated by three repeated folded roof segments. The roof creates a dramatic internal landscape and with a narrow glass strip, circumnavigates the pool roof from the rest of the building, reinforcing the apparent floating form.

Credits

Architect

Duggan Morris Architects

Applicant

Duggan Morris Architects

Client

Alfriston School

Main Contractor

Feltham Construction

Quantity Surveyor

Appleyard and Trew

Structural Engineer

Elliott Wood Partnership

Services Engineer

Skelly and Couch

Approved Building Control Inspector

Butler and Young

Specialist Sub-Contractor

Cowley Timberwork (timber prefabricated structure)

Swimming Pool Consultant

Buckingham Swimming Pools

Primary Use Class

Class D1c - Education