The new reception building is the latest phase of development for the school and has been designed to act as a contemporary student gateway to the existing campus whilst providing a new visitor arrival experience, purpose built offices and centralised staff facilities.
The location of the building was a key driver in the way that is was designed it. It needed to occupy a very prominent location near to the plot boundary which means it is highly visible from the road creating a public face for the school. In addition it has the added benefit of controlling pedestrian access and ensuring the safety and security of the students as they arrive and leave. The dramatic steel cantilever or ‘gateway’ floats over a water feature and glazed reception surrounded with shade trees, planting and coloured concrete seating cubes.