The Royal Latin School Discovery Centre
The Royal Latin School is a co-educational grammar school of approximately 1,260 students, including a large sixth form of 390+. The school was designated a Specialist Science College in 2003, building upon a strong foundation of excellence in Science. GSSArchitecture were successful in winning a design competition and were subsequently appointed by the school as Architects and Quantity Surveyors.
The project is a result of a study which concluded that the existing science accommodation at the school did not meet current and future requirements. The new facility, known as ‘The Discovery Centre’, replaces and expands on this accommodation, leaving the existing building available for future development.
12 laboratories and teaching rooms for practical lessons and theory-based teaching have been created. Informal breakout spaces, meeting rooms, a preparation room, a staff base and a roof terrace complete the accommodation. A terraced landscaped courtyard has also been created between the new facility and existing buildings, which provides a dynamic open space to promote outdoor social and educational activities.