This short film takes a look inside and around Uppingham School Science Centre, a year on from its opening
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With an L-shaped building that completes a courtyard providing a science department, the building, inside and outside, feels like a top university department rather than a school. An intense attention to detail permeates every part. The materials are very well judged and, while much of the interior is white, the use of timber and colour lends a strong sense of place.
The collegiate plan, with a beautifully made concrete colonnade, reinforces not just a sense of permanence, but of seriousness, even gravitas, that will surely lift every young mind. The project is also a magnificent collaboration between client and architect, with the building’s success typified by a blurring of both parties’ roles in the design, and a real sense of ownership by both.
Client Uppingham School
Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland
Contract value £14 million
Gross internal area 4,180m²