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Pre-Prep School

The Hawthorn's School

Pre-Prep School

Project Description

squiresandbrown won the architectural competition to design the new Pre-Prep in 2009. Securing planning approval for this fascinating project proved to be a challenge. Not only is it a Green Field site, but it also lies adjacent to a 14th Century Grade II* Listed manor house. The former kitchen garden became a magical setting for the building, creating a protected play space enclosed by high brick walls and a folly that were also Listed. A contemporary, playful style was welcomed by English Heritage with the final Egg and a Box design receiving praise from all quarters. The scheme includes air source heat pumps, natural stack ventilation chimneys, an ecological roof garden and sunpipes.



The Hawthorn's School


Surrey, UK

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squiresandbrown is a leading architectural practise specialising in the design of independent schools. For over twenty years we have worked exclusively within the sector offering architectural design, campus masterplanning and project management services to clients throughout the UK and abroad.

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