Redland High School is an Independent school for girls situated in a conservation area within inner Bristol. The new building therefore needed to fit with the needs of the school, the Planning Authority and the local residents association.
The building was designed in close liaison with the Junior School Head & Bursar, both of whom were taken at an early stage to view a number of Rollalong’s other recent projects and to speak directly with the end users.
Following this consultation stage, a mono-pitch roof was specified, together with a treated timber vertical overlap cladding system, drawing on finishes acceptable to the Planning Authority and liked by the school. The internal layout was fine tuned by the Junior School Head, providing uni-sex WC space, a kitchenette, an accessible WC and a hygiene room, in addition to 3 good sized classrooms (2 of which are interlinked via a large double door). Extensive circulation and storage space is provided by the extra wide corridor linking rooms within the building.
Each classroom has its own independent access to the outdoors, and full length foyer windows further enhance the learning environment for the pupils.