New School Library in Historic Context

In order to safeguard the future of the Dovecote building - unused and in desperate need of repair - the proposals sought to bring the building back into use as a positive asset for the school and helped create a memory garden courtyard for a former pupil.

The project comprised the refurbishment and repair of the Grade II listed Dovecote along with the addition of a sympathetic extension to provide a new library and study space for the main school. The new facility allows the re-use of the existing Library area within the main house.

Inserting a new lightweight mezzanine within the Dovecot provided extra space and created a naturally ventilated and lit teaching and reading space.

  • Repair and refurbishment of Listed
    Dovecote building
  • New school library in historic context
  • Flexible education space
  • Bat loft
  • Natural oak cladding
  • Natural ventilation and lighting

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Project Architect

Luca Schiavone

Partner in charge

Brian Donnelly

Dovecote Library, Carswell

St Hugh's School

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