Looking back at the London Oratory School reconfiguration project completed in 2014. We created a four-storey central atrium at the heart of the School from a very underused courtyard & single-storey hall. This project had a challenging brief but our client didn’t shy away from solving the key issues with their existing building even though this meant a construction project at the centre of the School and across all levels. The works were phased to allow the School to remain operational throughout and working closely with client and contractor, we were able to achieve a really transformative project.
Create a central heart for the School & make it an intrinsic part of daily School life ✅
Create a wow factor and sense of scale if arriving from anywhere in the School ✅
Put library & learning at the heart of the School & making learning visible ✅
Enclose the central area but keep lots of natural daylight ✅
Create at least 10 new break-out/ office/ seminar/ lecture spaces ✅
Improve circulation & visibility to all classrooms ✅
Create new ICT learning spaces to compliment traditional learning ✅