Location Elstree, Borehamwood
Client Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls
Contractor Life Build
The works comprise Phase 2 of the school’s strategic masterplan and involve a new five storey rebuild of an existing block to provide a dedicated “Science Hub”. This allows more flexible science teaching, upgrade facilities to reflect the prominence of this subject at the school as well as improved overall thermal performance of the building and increased natural light levels.
The overall design strategy echos the scale, materiality and form of the existing so that the building appears as a considered whole. The composition of the roof, windows and over cladding updates the 1970s design aesthetic in an elegant and subtly refined form.