Sectors - Education

Holland Park School, London


Value    £57.6m
Size     16,700m²
Client   Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
 
Holland Park School is a landmark education scheme within the Kensington conservation area, adjacent to Holland Park in London. Constructed over three distinct phases, the new school provides 16,700m² accommodation for 1,500 students aged between 11 and 18, and over 100 staff.. A major part of the works was the introduction of high-standard temporary accommodation, to allow demolition of the existing school to take place. This accommodation comprised a four-storey fully-fitted out 156-module classroom block and two-storey 14-module reception unit.

The new six-storey building is divided into two distinct halves, separated by a central atrium which stretches stretching the full length of the building and is linked by a series of walkways on each level. Features of the school include large, well-designed classrooms, a learning resource centre, high quality dance, drama, arts, science and technology facilities and improved facilities for the sixth form. New sport facilities include a 25m swimming pool, a four-court sports hall, a fitness suite, a synthetic turf all-weather sports pitch and a four tennis court-sized multi-use games area (‘MUGA’), whilst existing tennis courts have been refurbished.  

The new school forms part of a major redevelopment scheme, including 72 new flats, 83 new social rented and key worker flats and a new Children's Centre



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