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Haberdashers’ Boys’ Pre-Prep School

Two-stage D&B of a single-storey pre-preparatory school, delivered within the site of Haberdashers’  Boys School, one of the largest independent schools in the country. Previously, the pre-preparatory school was based at a different location. The project will enabled Haberdasher’s to create a lower-school complex on a single site.

  • The new building features a large hall and studio that can be divided to create space for assemblies, performances, sports and community activities.
  • The building also has a ‘green roof’ that is to be used as a teaching space. Works also include remodelling the listed Round House building to create a new library.
  • Building envelope follows Passivhaus principles.
  • Structure combines steelwork, cross laminated timber (CLT) and general timber.
  • Large glazed areas maximise natural daylighting.
  • Glazed screens connect the learning spaces inside. Circulation areas double as breakout spaces.
  • External works include car park extension, hard and soft landscaping including re-orientating the play courts and relocating the athletics track.

The VolkerFitzpatrick team brings a wealth of experience to this exciting project; their knowledge of the site, great relationships with the wider project team, and flexibility of approach all greatly assisted in delivering this much needed building.

Michael Lewis, Director of Operations at Haberdashers