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Stopsley High School


One of four new secondary schools being designed by RT as part of the Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading Priority School Building Programme with the Interserve Kajima consortium.

Stopsley High School is a suburban secondary school on the edge of Luton specialising in sports and music. With an expanding population and failing building fabric, the school is has been given the opportunity to be part of the Priority Schools Building Programme and receive a whole new school building and landscaping. The existing school is a low-lying, 1940’s building which takes up much of the available land on the site and limits the open space available for sports and recreation. By creating a new 3 storey school building on a smaller footprint, Rock Townsend have been able to maximise the availability of outdoor sports facilities whilst also creating a modern, fit-for-purpose school. The positioning of the new building ensures minimum disruption to the existing pupils and allows them to continue to make use of their existing school and sports facilities during the construction phase of the project.

Description: New build secondary school for 1350 pupils with SCD and SEN facilities.

Site: 7.4Ha

GIFA: 9,505m2

Value: -

Status: completed August 2017

Client: Interserve Plc & Kajima

Planning Consultant: Vincent + Gorbing

Structural Eng.: Arup

MEP Eng.:

Landscape Arch.: Fabrik

RT Team: Charlotte Tamplin, Sally Thomson, Peter Phillips, Guy Shackle,