This building has a solid, enduring, stable quality often associated with respected and established places of learning. It tidies up effortlessly a challenging overall site plan encompassing a number of buildings, using the existing lie of the land to good effect making a comfortable transition between buildings of varying heights and varying ground levels.
The thermal performance of the building is visibly reflected in the construction. The north facing outside skin of the horseshoe is thick and heavily insulated with stripped down simple stretcher bond brickwork and deep openings. For less that £1500 per square metre this building is not expensive and great value for money.
This is a building of tremendous integrity and rigour, which creates a clear view for the future of the school.