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Kings Langley Secondary School

Kings Langley

Set in the Hertfordshire green belt, Kings Langley Secondary School was the sample scheme for our batch of four new build schools, won competitively and forming part of the PF2 programme delivered by the Interserve Kajima consortium. 

The new school increases capacity from 1085 pupils to 1180 pupils, aged between 11 and 18 years old and includes an SEN department. 

The new Kings Langley School building includes a high-quality gym and a theatre, supporting the school’s focus on arts and sports as well as academic learning.  Both spaces were carefully designed to incorporate flexibility of use, providing space for exams, meetings and whole school events as well as sports and drama. Community access to these facilities is encouraged and facilitated through a separate secured entrance available out of hours.  IT classrooms are located on the ground floor to increase accessibility for the public for out of hours learning.

As with all the HLR schools, Kings Langley was constructed while existing school operations were maintained.  Our final scheme takes all constraints into account while maintaining the standard design concept wherever possible. 

The resulting building delivers a light, spacious environment for staff and pupils as well as the wider community.

I love the open space and all the natural light - it looks amazing!!
— Kings Langley Student

Value: £13m

Completed: March 2017

Client: Interserve Plc

Planning Consultant: Vincent + Gorbing

Structural Eng.: Arup

Landscape Arch.: Fabrik

RT Team: Daniel Goldenberg, Martin Howlett, Peter Phillipps, Richard Sharp, Sally Thompson