New library progresses
Students and staff returning to school this week will see work progressing on our brand new, purpose built library extension which connects the original building or ‘house’ and the History corridor, enclosing the west side of the Sixth Form courtyard.
This project, commissioned by Transform Learning Trust working in partnership with West Berkshire Council and designed by Oxford Architects, will provide a new facility split between an upper and lower library, housing the book storage and work areas respectively.
Three ‘lantern’ roof lights will provide light and volume within the new block bringing the library up to current standards and the correct size for the future needs of the school.
The previous library will be converted to three classrooms and one smaller group room to extend the range of class teaching areas available within the school.
The staff kitchenette will be converted into an accessible WC to meet the requirements for accessibility at the school, with a new kitchenette to be installed within the existing staff room.