An old school from 1843 has been converted into 95 one- and two-bedroom residential apartments for Urban Splash. Through sensitive conservation, we preserved the key elements of the original neo-gothic building.
The Collegiate School, a red sandstone structure with an octagonal theatre, closed in 1986. The building had suffered extensive fire damage and numerous unrealised refurbishment schemes had been proposed for the building, but all failed to reconcile the substantial regeneration costs with a new use.
Our new homes are compactly and logically arranged around four double height storeys – at the front relating to the existing window openings, and at the back to the new openings and balconies. From the rear, the building begins to reflect its new use through the language of these new elements.