A head to head recommendation led to St Catherine’s approaching us for help with their site development. After many interviews and a daunting (for us) visit by the head, bursar and governors to IID’s offices, we were appointed in 2005 to design the Anniversary Halls which comprised two distinct elements:
- a sports hall with accompanying gym, fitness centre, dance studio, changing rooms and squash courts
- a multipurpose performance hall (380 capacity) with drama studio, scenery workshop, four music practice rooms, an ensemble room, a recording studio and office space
The development includes a combined heat and power plant to provide heating and hot water as a biproduct of the heat generation required for the adjacent swimming pool.
The building won the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Waverley Design Awards.