Staffordshire County Council appointed us to design an extension to Springhead School, providing a new community library and IT suite.
The existing school dates back to the 1960’s and comprises of a number of flat roof buildings. The site is steeply sloping and overlooked by a number of houses. In order to not impose on the existing properties, the design evolved to include a single storey green roof which is both attractive when viewed from above and fits in with the form of the existing school buildings. The additional benefit is that the storm water from the new roof will not exacerbate potential flooding.
The library includes two large glazed walls, giving occupants a pleasant aspect over the playing fields but also maximising natural light into the spaces. Following completion of the library, we added a new corridor link to the school and an additional classroom.