Alfriston School Swimming Pool

The project was to build a new swimming pool and refurbish an existing hall for a secondary-age Special Educational Needs (SEN) Girls' School in Buckinghamshire immediately next to the Greenbelt. The brief was to provide a landmark building that would raise the profile of the school and provide facilities that could be used by staff, pupils, parents and the local community alike.

ARK Putney Academy

The project at ARK Putney Academy was a complete refurbishment, which aimed to create an inspiring environment suitable for modern teaching at Wandsworth’s most improved secondary school. The Grade II-listed building, designed in the early 1950s by G A Trevett of the London County Council, has been described by English Heritage as ‘perhaps the finest of the large comprehensive schools built by the London County Council architects’.

Bedales School Zero Carbon Masterplan

Over the past century Bedales School has developed in an organic manner as a series of freestanding pavilions. In recent years, it has recognised the need to create a long-term strategy for potential development of the entire 120-acre estate. Skelly & Couch continued their long-standing relationship with Bedales School by being appointed to formulate a masterplan that routes a programme of capital expenditure to reduce the school’s carbon footprint to zero.

Brighton College Music School and Theatre

Brighton College was named UK School of the Year 2013 at the Independent Schools Awards. An impressive new Music School, complete with practice rooms and a recital hall, opened in 2015, and was the first phase of a larger performing arts centre that will complete in 2021 within a collection of Grade II-listed buildings designed by the renowned British architect, George Gilbert Scott.

Brighton College Science and Sports Centre

The project is to build an exemplar Science and Sports facility for prestigious independent school Brighton College. Leading international partnership, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), won the architectural competition for the centre and selected Skelly & Couch to carry out M&E and environmental design, owing to the company's previous innovative work at Brighton College Music School and Theatre.

Caryl Churchill Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London

The £2.5 million theatre in north London, named after playwright Caryl Churchill, was built beside Grade II-listed Sutherland House as an extension to the University’s drama department. The theatre seats audience of 175 people on two levels, with a third level for technical operation, and features a welcoming foyer, separate rehearsal and teaching spaces, dressing rooms and workshop areas. 

Churchill Day House, St John’s School

A new Day House for St John’s Independent School in Leatherhead, Surrey. The building is one of a number of projects Skelly & Couch have worked on for the school as part of its delivery of a five-year masterplan for the campus. It was delivered along with the conversion and refurbishment of an existing historic stable building into a 6th Form Centre under a phased construction programme. 

Downshire House Student Accommodation

Series of new student accommodation buildings at the University of Roehampton. Skelly & Couch Ltd was appointed to provide full mechanical, electrical, public health and environmental services for the University of Roehampton on this design and build.

Elm Park Primary School

This project was a new-build school for the London Borough of Havering. The design was based on the Exemplar School principle developed by Walters & Cohen and Mark Skelly in 2003, locating all the classrooms adjacent to a central heart space and roof play decks, and was developed to accommodate the specific needs of this site and school.

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education is creating an exciting new learning environment and student accommodation for its pupils. Skelly & Couch has been appointed to undertake full mechanical, electrical and environmental design for the pioneering project.

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