Dover District Council has given Charles Holland Architects the green light for a new art centre at a boarding school in Kent
Northbourne Park School is set in the Grade II*-listed Betteschanger House, a former country house designed by Victorian architect George Devey.
The architect is masterplanning several projects to add to the campus, including a new all-weather sports pitch, a dormitory block and the Centre for Creative Art.
The timber-framed art centre will be built away from the house, bordered on one side by mature trees. On the other side it will open up to a country landscape and will be used for outdoor art lessons and dramatic performances.
Practice founder Charles Holland said: ‘As admirers of Devey’s work, it has been a great pleasure to work on the development of the school’s exceptionally beautiful site.
‘Rather than mimic the materials or forms of Betteshanger House in an obvious way, we have developed a pavilion building that contains abstracted references to Devey’s work.’
Np cah plan
Location Betteshanger, Kent
Type of project New-build education
Client Northbourne Park School
Architect Charles Holland Architects
Planning consultant Tim Harbord
Heritage consultant Architectural History Practice
Plan charles holland architects kent