Beauchamp College English Faculty
The Beauchamp College identified the need to increase and reorganise existing accommodation in their English Department to the current guidelines set out in Building Bulletin 98. In addition, facilities within the existing rooms were very dated, and, as the English curriculum has changed dramatically, the existing accommodation no longer met the full functional requirements of the users.
The new English Department provides 11 classrooms in addition to flexible learning space linked to a first floor roof terrace, which can be used for drama as well as poetry readings. There is also a media suite complete with an editing and recording studio. The project involved extensive remodelling and a top-hat extension at first floor level to provide improved facilities.
The real success of the project has been in opening up the previously narrow and oppressive circulation routes to provide engaging and flexible spaces which can be used for student breakout and informal group work.