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Waingels College, Berkshire

New English School in Wokingham – design by Sheppard Robson Architects, UK

20 Nov 2008

Waingels College Building

Location: Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Design: Sheppard Robson, Architects

Waingels College Gets Planning

Sheppard Robson has received planning permission for a transformational scheme to deliver a new school. The Waingels College in Wokingham will become a local landmark and the first structural timber school in the UK.

Waingels College Waingels College Wokingham New School in Wokingham interior

The design comes with high green credentials, proposing a 60% reduction in its carbon emissions through the use of intelligent design and renewable technologies. The building has used a cross-laminated timber system as its structural base.

The school is divided into three pastoral bases which are expressed as individual learning communities. The design breaks down the mass of the school, using natural materials to deliver a building that relates to its users on a more human scale. The three pastoral bases are distinguished through colour to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging for the pupils. Each has within it a smaller heart space for its own community – a large staircase that can be used as a forum for the pupils.

Waingels Academy images / information from Sheppard Robson

Waingels College architects : Sheppard Robson


English School Buildings – Selection

Westminster Academy – Naim Dangoor Centre, London
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Westminster Academy
photograph © Tim Soar
Westminster Academy

Wells Cathedral School – Cedars Hall, Wells City, Somerset
Eric Parry Architects
Wells Cathedral School
image from Eric Parry Architects

Wells Cathedral School

School Architecture

Berkshire Buildings

English Architect

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