CITY PRE PREP

city pre prep

THE STEPHEN PERSE FOUNDATION, CAMBRIDGE
Start: February 2011. Completion: August 2011. Contract Value: £180,000. Contract Type: Refurbishment.

The school is in a conservation area in central Cambridge, and consists of a modern insertions linking two large Georgian buildings. This project refurbishes one of the historic buildings to establish a new Pre-Prep school for the co-education of 5-7yr olds. This project reinstates the Brookside pupil entrance by forming a new glazed lobby inside the original held-open front door, allowing views in and increasing the school’s presence from the street. A new reception area is defined by bespoke furniture and hidden lighting. Extensive structural work has opened up the lower ground floor to provide a new reception classroom and adjacent WCs/ cloakrooms.

The learning space has been divided into a wet play area, gathering space and a reading ‘snug’. New glazed doors open the classroom onto a newly landscaped courtyard. A canopy, stage area, coloured mirrors, play paving, whiteboard and wormery provides a fun space for seamless inside/ outside teaching.

Photographs by HUFTON & CROW

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