Lancaster Girls Grammar School

Lancaster Girls Grammar School
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SDA, in conjunction with AA Projects, were appointed by Lancaster Girls Grammar School to look at providing additional teaching accommodation to cope with increasing student numbers.

Through analysis of existing teaching space suitability and efficiency, we determined that the school had a shortfall of six general teaching classrooms.

The urban site has limited area for development, with several constraints.  The main school building is Grade II Listed within a Conservation Area, and adjacent to a Listed residential property.  Therefore, our design had to be sympathetic in size and use of materials to the surrounding area.

The two-storey building makes use of the sloping site, with the lower floor being cut into the landscape, containing an 2 flexible classroom spaces, with a glazed wall to provide maximum natural light and ventilation.  The ground level contains four classrooms and circulation connecting back into the existing school.