Francis Holland School is a leading independent girls’ school established over 140 years ago and with locations in Sloane Square and Regents Park. We have been working with the Client to best utilise every space at both of their sites to expand their teaching space since 2015.
This project comprised the refurbishment and repurposing of an impressive three storey Victorian building which in the past has functioned as a school house and as an Architect’s Studio. The building backs onto the existing Sloane Square main school property, and the works added 15% of extra space to the school’s footprint.
The repurposed space now houses a new science laboratory with associated prep room, seven classrooms, a fitness suite, a seminar room, a café, staff offices and meeting rooms.
The works were planned to minimise disruption to the ongoing academic activities and to tie in with the school timetable. The site is tightly constrained and logistically challenging and the school is also located in the Belgravia Conservation Area.
The finished scheme is a bright, attractive and calming space which gives Sixth Form students an inviting and calming environment to study and socialise in. The original trusses were restored and an oculus provides sightlines to the original roof structure and rooflights.
Images credited to Forcia Ltd.
Francis Holland School