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0446 - Highgate School

Highgate, London

Highgate School’s award winning Charter Building provides a new main entrance and teaching space for the senior school on North Road, Highgate. The new educational facilities coincide with the schools 450th anniversary, and are part of a wider cluster of school buildings totalling 55 acres across North London.

The new four storey building by ORMS architects, features an exposed RC frame and has been designed to make the school more accessible and work in harmony with the existing historic buildings. The modern design offers flexible, high quality teaching spaces which have generous natural daylight and good simple proportions.

New science, and IT classrooms have been created, and a sustainability terrace includes weather stations and photovoltaic panels as demonstration tools for the curriculum.

HTS conducted significant archive research and investigation works on the site, which dates back to 1565. These preliminary enquiries helped to dramatically minimize risk as the development progressed, and the work was able to keep to the construction programme as a result of this.

Client: Highgate SchoolArchitect: ORMS

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People:
Mark Tillett
Kelly Harrison