The College was seeking a master plan to facilitate future growth and transition to a co-ed facility, while improving their poor community reputation. During the site analysis QOH identified a significant learning space deficit and established a scheme on the incredibly congested site to provide additional high quality, flexible learning space to meet both current requirements and future projected growth, centralise staff facilities, and improve the functionality of the limited outdoor space.
The greater scheme explored relocation of the adjacent low enrolment primary school, allowing greater flexibility for the high school and the opportunity for additional facilities; shared between School, Parish and Community, within a significantly improved school site.
QOH have been engaged to lead the architectural delivery of the initial stages of execution of the masterplan including the extensive refurbishment and expansion of a large classroom block. These works will provide a new unified central and collaborative Administration and Staff facility and a distinct entry to the site, creating incidental meeting spaces and strengthening the College’s identity and presence.
Future stages plan to provide modern and flexible spaces which facilitate both individual and team-based work, providing specialist Performing and Visual Arts spaces to rationalise and re-connect facilities, allowing a higher level of interactive and collaborative learning.