Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

This project provides a new boarding house and hub building for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, in Hertfordshire. The construction of a new boarding house will increase on-site accommodation, and the new hub building will provide a new reception, administration area, teaching and sixth form facilities for the school.

The new buildings are sympathetic to and reflect the historic and listed status of the existing school campus.

Skelly & Couch is designing naturally-ventilated classroom, accommodation and support spaces. Additional mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems in the bedrooms will help to minimise building heat demands. Services rising to prefabricated, modular bathroom pods in bedrooms and teaching spaces have been carefully coordinated throughout the building to aid installation and future maintenance.

Skelly & Couch have also overcome key challenges relating to the existing site services infrastructure, particularly to provide electrical capacity for the new development.

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