GUILDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Gerry Lytle Associates have worked closely with the school to provide a phased master plan for the complete redevelopment of this successful junior and senior girls school which has been completed over a 20 year period.
The most recent phase, opened in 2007, is a major sports and swimming pool development on prominent and sensitive site.
The school wished to replace their existing swimming pool and limited sports changing facilities with a new pool, sports hall, changing and hospitality space. Due to the sensitive nature of the site, adjacent to Stoke Park, extensive local consultation and design development was carried out, leading to the submission of a successful application for outline planning permission.
The new sports hall is constructed partly underground to maximise the use of space on the site. The hall is designed to accommodate a range of sports at County/National Standard. The design features a large curved roof and balcony overlooking the pitches. The pitches have been re-levelled and the tennis courts renewed. The contract value was £4.2 million, negotiated with a local contractor as a design and build contract.