Greshams School Britten Building

Constructing Excellence

Gresham’s School is a co-educational School accommodating day pupils and boarders, from across the UK and overseas.

The School required a building that both satisfied the need to strengthen the school’s Sixth form provision and provides students with the best facilities possible for the study of music. Designing the building for acoustically-optimal performance and user comfort with levels of sound insulation to ensure adjacent activities are not disturbed was key to the success of the project.

The building also needed to create a real sense of place, ideally enhancing that of its neighbouring buildings. It was a primary objective that the building should have radically low running costs and the highest comfort levels.

The two-storey Gresham’s School Britten Building development includes classrooms, music practice rooms, a recording studio, a 140 seat auditorium that will be used as a Sixth Form lecture theatre as well as performing space, cafeteria and social spaces for pupils.