The new £10M two-storey building provides a much needed double-height hall which will be used for sports, fitness training, examinations and seminars. Surrounding the hall are Post 16 teaching spaces set over two levels with a double height internal glazed gallery. The façades of the new build block are generated to respect the form and composition of the existing buildings and are predominantly a composition of buff and red bricks arranged in such a way that the new sixth form is embraced by the existing site.
The ground level is set-back slightly and the elevations resonate with the adjacent historic school fenestration rhythm, emphasised by the movement of the brick façade at first floor level on Finlay Street. A new glazed entrance on Finlay Street and link corridor between the Greswell Street buildings are constructed from a curtain walling system with clean and simple lines. These additions are read as a minimal interface between the buildings they connect, which are rich in solidity and detail, bringing the parts of the buildings together and arranged around innovative external landscaping to create a cohesive TBAP Campus, where the development of learners’ personal integrity, self-esteem and citizenship is central to the scheme.