Design Team appointed to deliver £21.9million Camden school works programme

The London Borough of Camden has appointed a design team led by architects Astudio to deliver a building works capital programme to Parliament Hill School for girls and William Ellis School for boys in Highgate, following a competitive tender process.

Situated in a prime location, the schools are adjacent to each other on the edge of Hampstead Heath. William Ellis School moved to the current site in 1937 and has been successfully extended and converted over the years as the school has grown and its needs have changed. Parliament Hill School for girls is a specialist technology college established in 1906.

The total budget including building works and inclusive of consultancy services is £21.9million (Parliament Hill School £19.2million; William Ellis School £2.7million). Both projects will have a strong environmental sustainability focus in line with Camden Council’s commitment to carbon reduction.

It is anticipated that works will be completed by April 2016.

Richard Hyams, Director at Astudio, said:

“Parliament Hill School and William Ellis School have both undergone significant modifications since their conception in the early 20th Century. We are delighted to have been selected to oversee these important works and it’s an exciting opportunity to bring modern and relevant facilities to both schools, whilst delivering a design that will cultivate better educational achievement and offer an inspiring environment in which to study and work for generations to come.”

The design team includes:

  • Architect: Astudio
  • Landscape architect: Colour Urban Design
  • Structural and civil engineering: Terrell
  • MEP: Hoare Lea
  • Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald