SARUM HALL SCHOOL

London

Sarum Hall School is located on an avenue of exceptional late nineteenth-century houses. Like the Victorian house which the school previously occupied, the new building is organised around an open staircase with all main spaces leading from it.

While the repetitive elements of the classrooms are placed at the rear of the site, the more individual spaces – the hall, dining room, science and art rooms – are located along the street to produce an appropriately rich and varied elevation. The school is built largely in red brick, the surface of which is punctuated by recessed panels of white render which express the main interior spaces and highlight entrances.

Team

Client
Sarum Hall School Trust
Structural engineer
Price and Myers
Services engineer
Max Fordham and Partners
Quantity surveyor
Barrie Tankel Partnership
Contractor
EC Sames

Photography
Charlotte Wood

Data

Completion date
1995
Location
Eton Avenue
London NW3

RIBA Award
1996
Civic Trust Award
1996
The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust Building of the Year Award
1996