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Hornsey School for Girls

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Client
London Borough of Haringey

Location
London, UK

Discipline
Architecture

Sector
Education

Size
learning resource centre with community hub

Status
Completed

solution

An Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school with a specialism in the performing arts and Humanities. Hornsey for Girls was originally constructed in the 1960s and has been extended and reorganised in a fragmentary manner over the decades.

The school required a holistic solution, coordinating the disparate buildings and external spaces to form a cohesive masterplan with distinct learning zones. The new Administration Building and Learning Resource Centre has transformed the entrance of the school giving it a friendly but secure street presence. The light and airy space has a substantial library with associated computer bays, while its proximity to the Administration Building enables students to use it at the end of a school day and the wider community after hours without accessing the rest of the school.