Library and Assembly Hall, Canford School, Dorset

The scheme for Canford School had to be both practical and visually of high quality. The School’s existing 1930s assembly hall is being adapted to significantly increase the capacity with the addition of two mezzanine tiered seating areas. A new steel frame library building will provide state of the art high quality learning spaces for students and staff, house book stacks, adaptable teaching spaces, meeting rooms, a reception and a link to the existing adjacent assembly building. The new development is bright and modern; an inspiring design which is sensitive to the existing architecture and environment which includes Grade I listed buildings, the SE Dorset Green Belt and the Canford Magna Conservation Area.

Canford School : Design Engine : Greendale Construction : £2.5m
Photographer : Paul West Photography