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The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School is a well-established school, located in Elstree, Hertfordshire, with an overall site area of 2.329 acres. The Preparatory School is a standalone building within the campus, which is accessed from the main drive as well as pedestrian routes that are defined from this route-way. The existing school is a two-storey building, dated 1982, with a 2001 extension. The building accommodates boys between the ages of 7 – 11 years.

cube_design were asked to produce a concept design for three additional classrooms; improvement of ICT, Library, Art and Design Technology provision; the relocation of changing facilities, and minor alterations to the administration, staff and visitor entrance. The proposals incorporate external works, including a feature entrance and landscaping.

The design is respectful to the style of the existing building, but offers a contemporary twist through the use of full height glazing and charred timber cladding. The use of a colonnade minimises the buildings footprint whilst enabling a sense of arrival that the existing building is lacking. Furthermore, a landscaped square provides a social gathering point with seating and shelter for arriving parents.

Location Elstree, Hertfordshire
Client The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
Project value £3.5 million
RIBA Work Stages 0 - 7
Project status Completed
cube_design team Jane Lock-Smith,   Grace Warren,   Wayne Dooley
Project team cube_design (Architect) | Rose & Associates (Structural & Civil Engineer) | FG Alden (Mechanical Engineer) | Darke and Taylor (Electrical Engineer) | Artelia UK (Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor) | T&B Contractors (Contractor)
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