St Paul’s Girls’ School Building, Brook Green West London Development, Education Architecture UK
St Paul’s Girls’ School Building, London
Brook Green Development: Independent English Education – design by John McAslan + Partners, Architects
16 Feb 2016
St Paul’s Girls’ School Building
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Brook Green, Hammersmith, West London, W6 7BS, England
St James Senior Girls’ School London
NEW DEVELOPMENT AT ST PAUL’S GIRLS’ SCHOOL wins planning approval
John McAslan + Partners’ transformative scheme for a major new development at St Paul’s Girls’ School has won
16.02.2016, London – St Paul’s Girls’ School is one of the UK’s leading schools. The practice was appointed in December 2010 as strategic estate advisers to identify current and future development opportunities for the school’s Brook Green site in west London. The school is predominantly housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building designed by the important Arts and Crafts architect Gerard Horsley in 1904. Over the last hundred years or so, various additions have been made to the site.
The aim of the strategic masterplan has been to ensure that future developments should complement and enhance the
historic buildings, while also providing technology-rich learning environments. The plan has also sought to create greater
space for reflection and relaxation for the students. The proposals include both new structures and interventions within
the existing buildings.
The main new structure will house the sixth form as well as the history and geography departments, while the
reconfigured Forum Building and link space will provide central staff areas, meeting rooms and offices. In addition, the
DT block will be reconfigured to create a new lower ground level. There will also be a new pavilion at the sports field
which will replace the existing inadequate facilities.
Construction of the sports pavilion will commence in April 2016, while the new building on the main site will start on site
in the summer of 2016.
Hannah Lawson, Director at John McAslan + Partners, comments: “We are delighted that our proposal for the development of St Paul’s Girls’ School has received planning approval. Our ambitious reconfiguration of the potential within this challenging site can now be fully realised.”
Clarissa Farr, High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, adds: “This is exciting news – the school is proud of its scholarly
achievements and we will now be able to offer our students an immeasurably enhanced learning and living environment.”
St Paul’s School Building
John McAslan + Partners is a leading, international architectural practice based in London, with further offices in Edinburgh and Doha. An extensive portfolio of award-winning projects in the UK and overseas includes education, cultural, heritage, infrastructure, hospitality, commercial, residential, urban design and landscape sectors. The practice recently opened a second London office, the N17 Design Studio, in the heart of Tottenham. In addition to exploring local urban regeneration projects, the new studio offers local young people apprenticeships and work placements.
The practice has previously worked on a number of academic campuses, including the Darwen Vale High School in Blackburn, the Oasis Academy in Enfield, the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (University of London), Goldsmiths College (London) and the Universities of Lancaster and Manchester. JMP’s Engineering Building at Lancaster University, compoleted in 2015, has won three RIBA awards, as well as winning the British Construction Industry’s ‘Project of the Year’ Award.
The practice has an established reputation both for new build projects and for the imaginative regeneration of historic buildings.
Notable examples of the latter include the acclaimed transformation of King’s Cross Station (which has won some 30 international awards), the recently completed Library and Student Hub at the University of Cumbria, the De La Warr Pavilion, the redevelopment of the Heal’s building, Friends House and the Roundhouse in Camden.
The practice has won in excess of 120 international awards, including some 30 RIBA Awards, and has been named Architectural Practice of the Year and World Architect of the Year on a number of occasions. The practice has won three Europa Nostra Awards, the EU’s Prize for Cultural Heritage, and is also the recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade).
St Paul’s Girls’ School images / information from John McAslan + Partners
Address: Brook Green, London W6 7BS
Phone: 020 7603 2288
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