Bishop Stopford sixth form


Sixth Form Study Centre, Bishop Stopford School, Northamptonshire.

The new centre is designed to cope with the increased demand for places at the school and the need for a large, multi-purpose study space which bridges the link between school and university learning environments. The challenge was to successfully construct the new building on the existing car parking location, with no disturbance to the running of the school and critically, no loss of car spaces. Our response was to create a stunning, glazed link structure which incorporates all the circulation between the old and the new building, to become the core of the design concept. The new study centre, new tutorial rooms, classrooms and offices are all connected to the existing sixth form Common room.

  • Glazed link to existing building
  • Low energy, highly insulated
  • Open plan study centre with exposed sloping ceilings
  • Solar PV Cells
  • Solar shading brises soleil
  • Ash cladding lift structure
  • Low maintenance internal and external finishes
  • Natural ventilation chimney
  • Contract: Design and Build (Novated)

Role: Architects (Novated), Employers’ Agent

‘GTA have designed and delivered a fabulous building which has exceeded all our expectations. Their professional and pragmatic approach has made the process from feasibility to hand over straight-forward and understandable. They had a good working relationship with our main contractor which helped us get the building delivered on time and on budget.’ Liana Blake, Business Manager, Bishop Stopford School

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