New Entrance and Teaching Space – Harrogate Grammar School
Harrogate Grammar School is a coeducational academy school and sixth form located in North Yorkshire with approx. 2000 pupils. The school are looking to provide additional general teaching classroom space to address the growing pupil admission requirements in the Harrogate region. At present students, staff and visitors all use the same narrow entrance at the front of the school and therefore, the proposals will also look to improve circulation through the school and provide a new entrance.
Our proposals include infilling an existing external courtyard, which offers the benefit of reusing space within the building’s footprint. A double-height central atrium space will provide flexible teaching and exhibition space, with three new general teaching classrooms at first-floor level.
A key driver for the project was to improve connections throughout the existing school so as part of our designs we have reworked the existing floor levels to improve accessibility for all students. Our designs will provide naturally light-filled spaces with natural ventilation to create a sustainable teaching environment.
To facilitate end-user engagement and to support fundraising, we provided high-quality presentation materials and visualisations.