City of London School for Girls

The design of a new Design and Technology Centre for the City of London Girl’s School in the heart of London’s listed Barbican Centre presented a series of challenges both from a design and construction perspective.

The school is centrally located in the complex, surrounded by the highly recognisable residential and arts buildings of the Barbican to 3 sides, and a principal water feature to the east which required the erection of a temporary ‘bailey’ bridge to facilitate access for the contractor and building materials.

The new building extends out from an undercroft below the existing school and provides 2 large studio classrooms, a central kiln area and general teaching and support accommodation. The selection of robust materials and an integrated design approach has resulted in a visually appropriate and functionally efficient building which reflects and enhances the particular character of this major building complex.

The design of a new Design and Technology Centre for the City of London Girl’s School in the heart of London’s listed Barbican Centre presented a series of challenges both from a design and construction perspective.

The school is centrally located in the complex, surrounded by the highly recognisable residential and arts buildings of the Barbican to 3 sides, and a principal water feature to the east which required the erection of a temporary ‘bailey’ bridge to facilitate access for the contractor and building materials.

The new building extends out from an undercroft below the existing school and provides 2 large studio classrooms, a central kiln area and general teaching and support accommodation. The selection of robust materials and an integrated design approach has resulted in a visually appropriate and functionally efficient building which reflects and enhances the particular character of this major building complex.

The design of a new Design and Technology Centre for the City of London Girl’s School in the heart of London’s listed Barbican Centre presented a series of challenges both from a design and construction perspective.

The school is centrally located in the complex, surrounded by the highly recognisable residential and arts buildings of the Barbican to 3 sides, and a principal water feature to the east which required the erection of a temporary ‘bailey’ bridge to facilitate access for the contractor and building materials.

The new building extends out from an undercroft below the existing school and provides 2 large studio classrooms, a central kiln area and general teaching and support accommodation. The selection of robust materials and an integrated design approach has resulted in a visually appropriate and functionally efficient building which reflects and enhances the particular character of this major building complex.

The design of a new Design and Technology Centre for the City of London Girl’s School in the heart of London’s listed Barbican Centre presented a series of challenges both from a design and construction perspective.

The school is centrally located in the complex, surrounded by the highly recognisable residential and arts buildings of the Barbican to 3 sides, and a principal water feature to the east which required the erection of a temporary ‘bailey’ bridge to facilitate access for the contractor and building materials.

The new building extends out from an undercroft below the existing school and provides 2 large studio classrooms, a central kiln area and general teaching and support accommodation. The selection of robust materials and an integrated design approach has resulted in a visually appropriate and functionally efficient building which reflects and enhances the particular character of this major building complex.