Priory School, Portsmouth
Blending new and historic buildings to produce a modern campus
for a specialist sports college.
We worked in partnership with HNW Architects and Wates Construction to develop a campus for Priory School on a tight urban site. Several Grade II listed buildings are remodelled and refurbished to provide state-of-the-art educational spaces, we designed a series of new buildings around a new external activity space at the heart of the site. This space is covered by an EFTE canopy, can be configured to support a range of learning and social activities. As well as forming a focus for the campus it also provides security through passive surveillance.
A landscaped arrival piazza provides a prominent entrance to the school and enhances the local streetscape. Circulation routes through the campus are easy to navigate, and are covered by fabric canopies to provide shelter and visual interest. The campus contains excellent sports facilities that are shared with the community including an all-weather pitch, a multi-use games area and a new sports centre.