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The Henry Dawes Centre

In 2007, ADP developed a masterplan for St. John's School. The first stage of the masterplan involved the completion of the Henry Dawes Centre, a new state-of-the-art teaching building, surrounded by late Victorian Gothic buildings that characterise the school’s estate.

The building completes the fourth side of the main quad, with the other three sides defined by listed buildings. The built form is split into two elements either side of a central atrium, which is recessed to the rear to allow the retention of a magnificent copper beech tree.

The first block provides the school with a library and mathematics, business and economics, and religious studies departments. The second block houses the design and technology and art departments, where a sea of bold coloured floors distinguish the different subject areas.

The Henry Dawes Centre makes reference to the historic parts of the campus by incorporating a cloister, red brick elevations and steeply-pitched roofs. The overall expression, however, is entirely modern, reflecting the forward-thinking of the school itself.

DETAILS

CLIENT:

St. John's School

LOCATION:

Leatherhead

STUDIO:

London

TYPE:

New Build
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VALUE:

£5m

SERVICES:

STATUS:

Complete

AWARDS:

To see ADP's awards list, please click here.