Stage 1 of the school's masterplan required the adaptation of the existing heritage listed Parish Hall that was made available to the school. A requirement for additional classrooms and an open plan common/flexible area was identified in the masterplan to house the junior year students.
e+ architecture designed a floating glass and steel insert building between the pre mentioned hall and existing redbrick classroom block. This housed the common/flexible area, staff offices and kitchenette. The threshold between this space and the Parish Hall has been conceptualised as a forest edge identifying a shift in experience moving from one space to another. 4 smaller general purpose learning areas (classrooms) neatly sit within the existing Parish Hall with operable sliding acoustic walls separating the spaces. Highlight glazing ensures the existing proportions of the hall can still be experienced when within the space with the pressed metal ceilings featuring throughout. The existing Parish Hall underwent a full restoration with a new structural roof and galvanised cladding setting off the hall.