Client

Broomwood Hall School Ltd

Lead Architect

James Dinwiddie

Construction Cost

£915,000

Status

Completed February 2010

Site Area / Building Area

2,300sqm / 324sqm

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Broomwood Hall School, Clapham, London SW12

This project involved the extension and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Building to provide a flexible performance and assembly space for an independent preparatory school.

74 Nightingale Lane was constructed as a private house in 1872 in the Italian gothic style. Subsequent alterations destroyed the original proportions, but the striking six-storey ‘campanile’ survived.

The Practice was appointed to create a large theatre and assembly space by constructing a gridshell structured timber roof at second floor level, which is barely visible from street level. The new structure is exposed internally to provide a stunning column-free performance space.