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Beech Court, Abingdon School

Beech Court, Abingdon School

  • Status
  • Completed 2018
  • Client
  • Abingdon School
  • Value
  • £6.5 million (Project Cost/Programme)
  • Procurement Method
  • Two Stage Design and Build
  • Services
  • Architect and Lead Consultant from Concept to Completion
  • Scale
  • 2,048m²

At Abingdon School David Morley Architects have designed a new Independent Learning Centre, that includes a Sixth Form Centre, Library and the school’s Art Department. The project was completed in 2018 and has transformed what the school can offer their sixth form.

  • Status
  • Completed 2018
  • Client
  • Abingdon School
  • Value
  • £6.5 million (Project Cost/Programme)
  • Procurement Method
  • Two Stage Design and Build
  • Services
  • Architect and Lead Consultant from Concept to Completion
  • Scale
  • 2,048m²

Abingdon School is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys set within an impressive parkland campus, featuring historic buildings and landscape. The school is one of the oldest schools in England, with references to the school dating back as far as 1100.

The exciting challenge for this project was how to create a new building, which is an eye-catching focal point that is also functional and efficient, easy to maintain and deliverable within a modest budget.

Beech Court interior

“Beech Court has transformed what we can offer our Sixth Form. The careers office, UCAS team and sixth form spaces for staff and students are all on the same floor with easy access to the library, cafe, sports centre, science block and art and drama facilities.”

Michael Windsor, Headmaster

Working closely with the school, David Morley Architects have designed a building that echoes the quality and breadth of an Abingdon School education, marrying tradition with a modern outlook in a building that fits comfortably into this unique site.

In addition, David Morley Architects have designed Faringdon Lodge, an extension to the Yang Science Centre, completed in 2020. Construction is now underway for David Morley Architect’s newest phase of development for the school: New Crescent House and Austin House. This phase offers the opportunity to significantly improve the quality of boarding accommodation while also improving staff accommodation and providing better facilities for the day boys, and is due to complete in May 2023.

Beech Court external detail

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