Location Wimbledon, London
Client Girls' Day School Trust
Contractor Neilcott Construction
IID won a competition to work with Wimbledon High School and the GDST in July 2017. The scheme is a major redevelopment within a confined site to provide a new STEAM Tower and 6th Form Centre, an assembly Hall and Junior Playground in addition to refurbishment of the existing DT Building to provide a new kitchen and improved dining facilities. Building works include the construction of a new floor of accommodation over an existing building, demolition of existing kitchen and dining hall and major construction work within the heart of an occupied and operational school. The site is located within a sensitive Conservation Area with a Grade II Listed church immediately adjacent.
The school were looking for buildings which make learning visible within the confines of the site and connect the departments together, encouraging a cross curricular-curricular approach. Rooms which allow a variety of uses with flexible furniture and IT is vital to the school’s teaching methodology. We share the schools passion for a built environment and learning spaces which reflect the educational philosophy of the school. The school have called the project ‘Ex Humilibus’ meaning from small things, greatness…