Couch Perry Wilkes were appointed as part of the multi-discipline project team tasked with upgrading and expanding the client’s
Senior and Prep School sites so that they support modern
teaching practices and meet the needs and expectations of
The Senior School now includes a purpose built theatre and
auditorium space which seats up to 800 people, a flexible
Stage Studio Theatre and adjacent Music Performance
space; these performance art areas are connected to a
new riverside academic block containing naturally ventilated
classrooms and a multi-use dance and drama space.
Furthermore, the project saw the existing dining hall
relocated and kitchen facilities extended whilst the school’s
sports facilities were also refurbished and provided with
new underground changing rooms.
All works were phased over a four year period to enable the
school to remain operational during construction periods.
The quality of this scheme is reflected by the Civic Trust and
RIBA North East awards it was bestowed with in 2014 and
Civic Trust and RIBA North East awards 2013 and 2014