Archbishop Tenison School

Croydon, Surrey

This 1950’s Church of England secondary school suffered the problems inherent in buildings of its age and type. A particularly good reputation for teaching was being hampered by a poor net to gross ratio, high running and maintenance costs and an uncomfortable internal environment.

Working with the Board of Governors, the Diocese and the Headteacher, we created new state-of-the-art teaching accommodation, together with the refurbishment of the existing school buildings. The new building is placed alongside the existing to enable an improved net to gross ratio. This rationalisation results in improved quality teaching space, enhanced flexibility of layout and reduced maintenance costs.

  • Space rationalisation exercise across entire school estate
  • New general teaching spaces with art, science & music facilities
  • New multi-functional hall
  • Substantially improved ratio of teaching to non-teaching space
  • Significantly reduced running & maintenance costs
  • Enhanced comfort for staff & students
  • Designed to loose fit / long life principles
  • Creation of mezzanine space to intensify development at minimal cost
  • ‘Moveable’ classrooms for long term flexibility