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 in England, with references dating back as far as 1100.
CBG Consultants were engaged by the school to design an energy efficient new faculty building that includes a new Sixth Form Centre, Art & Design Department with ceramics and textile workshops, Teaching classrooms, Library and Academic resources. The building has improved the School’s ability to host events and assist with their numerous community outreach activities.
The client’s brief was to design an excellent, modern yet aesthetically sympathetic facility that maximises the internal usable space providing an opportunity to create a building that echoes the quality and breadth of Abingdon School education, marrying tradition with a modern outlook in a building that fits comfortably into its unique site.
The building delivered a highly efficient M&E services installation, with simple user controls. The lighting design was developed to maximise use of daylight in the studio areas, with high quality artificial light to supplement it. Within the library spaces, task lighting supplements lighting at desks, with general space lighting and other services integrated with the acoustic timber ceiling. Ventilation systems were designed to optimise air quality with energy performance, with specialist systems installed to process areas.