An exemplary design and innovation centre, inspiring the next generation of women in technology.
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St Paul’s Girls’ School
Consistently ranked top independent school by the Sunday Times, St Paul’s Girls’ School is educating some of the future’s brightest stars. And they want to aim higher – providing a 21st century learning environment that will encourage more women to lead in design, technology and engineering.
In 2019, 38 students from St Paul’s Girls’ School won places at Oxbridge colleges. But they have not become complacent; the school’s new curriculum requires a multi-faceted space to provide immersive learning in technology, virtual reality, design, IT, and ‘maker spaces’ conceived around collaborative educational experience.
We are project managing the construction of this new learning environment – a modern, sustainable, cutting-edge studio, designed sympathetic to the character of Edwardian buildings elsewhere on campus. Additionally, a new three-storey Staff Hub building will consolidate teaching into one open-plan, agile working space, improving communication and pastoral care.
The project also encompasses refurbishment of the existing main building, including a new wellbeing space with counselling and medical suites, a new reception, as well as a more visible High Mistress’s office embedded centrally in the school, complementing her ‘open door’ philosophy with the students.
With unanimous approval, this project achieved planning in less than a year of appointing the design team and is set to start in Summer 2020, while the school is operational.
Despite logistical challenges and Covid-19 lockdowns, our determination paid off and we’re excited to get underway.