The Langley Academy – 6th Form Accommodation
The Langley Academy is a mainstream, state funded senior school for boys & girls. Edgington Spink + Hyne Architects have produced a design in response to the approach from the Sponsors and Executive Principal at The Langley Academy to consider the existing sixth form accommodation on the site, and the opportunities to enhance and expand this facility that will both inspire and demonstrate aspiration to the students. The proposal consists of a new stand-alone teaching building of approx. 1,100m2. The proposal include 10 classrooms and 2 ICT rooms over two floors.
In order to fit the selected site and minimise the impact on the trees to be retained, the plan has been designed as two modular classroom wings at an acute angle to each other served by a central atrium area with vertical circulation at both ends.
The height of the building is dictated by a minimum ceiling height to the classrooms of 2.7m with an allowance for a service/ ventilation zone above the ceiling and structure. In order to keep the building as low as possible, the roof has been designed as a flat roof with a 250mm high parapet.
A combination of brick, timber cladding and render are proposed to help break down the visual appearance of the building and to echo the materials used on the other buildings at the school.
The building contract was let as a Design & Build package to Darwin Group and was completed in January 2020.