The 113-bed development at ACS Cobham International School will see the construction of a four-storey accommodation block that will include student accommodation, supervisor accommodation, study areas and common rooms. It has been designed to complement the existing buildings on the 128-acre campus.
The scheme is one of a range of collaborations between the prestigious education group and the practice which include architectural design and masterplanning projects at other campuses including Hillingdon and Egham. The boarding house project will be a mix of traditional and modular construction, which lead architect Steve Hance from Broadway Malyan’s Reading studio said offered significant advantages in ensuring the development met the needs of the school.
He said: “The school sits within the Green Belt so height was a significant issue. The modular construction method reduces void space and allows the building to be lower while still providing the necessary accommodation on the site.