Blackheath Prep is housed in a Grade II listed Georgian building, standing as a local landmark. We have upgraded the entrance reception, meeting room and senior management offices, whilst remaining sympathetic to the heritage setting. Through partial demolition and a peeling back of since defunct accretive works, we have brought harmony and clarity to the spaces. We have also elevated the main entrance of the school from simply a functional administrative area to an inviting space that celebrates its historic features.
Bespoke furniture and a free-standing glazed screen allowed the reception area to be opened up to provide a bright and airy space, with a clear demarcation of old building fabric and new intervention. A single floor treatment runs through all the upgraded areas, giving a unity to the various spaces befitting to the domestic scale of the rooms. Through complementary colour schemes, the new interiors of the spaces create calm and ordered workspaces with individual characters, supporting the school in its endeavour to deliver top quality education in a welcoming environment.
Reworking and refurbishing existing adminstrative spaces in a listed building to make them function better for the entire school.