Founded in 1876, South Hampstead High School is a prestigious independent girls’ school in North London that has occupied its current site for over 120 years. The school was granted planning permission in 2011 to redevelop and modernise its existing Victorian buildings while still retaining its heritage. The design by Hopkins Architects incorporated a new school entrance building, classrooms and a library, as well as indoor sports facilities.
Clear Structures’ experts were commissioned by Colorminium to design a fully-glazed, full-height atrium to connect the new building on the school premises and the existing school building.
The new build was constructed from a concrete frame, with a lightweight steel frame forming the apertures for the glazing system.
The team also designed other curtain wall screens around the school premises as part of the refurbishment.