Christopher Pendrich

Architecture and miscellany

Copyright 2013

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Hazlegrove Preparatory School
Architect Assistant at Feilden Fowles Architects

The building is a new academic hub of the school, featuring a range of spaces including classrooms,
breakout spaces and a large central resource space to offer a flexible and innovative blend of learning

The school occupies the 17th Century grade II listed Hazlegrove House and grounds, located within 200
acres of parkland near Sparkford. The new building replaces several temporary classroom blocks which
have eroded the clarity of school masterplan. The design of the new building is an opportunity to enhance
the historical site setting and to define a cornerstone to the academic school campus.

Using a Victorian formality, the facade aims to establish a civic presence and emphasise the role of the
courtyard in front. Materially, tones and textures of the building link to the existing red brick walls flanking
Hazlegrove House, rather than the sandstone that adorns it’s primary elevation.

credit - Forbes Massie