ISG has been awarded a complex new build and refurbishment project for the American School in London.
Having undergone numerous enhancements over the past 40 years, we are currently constructing a four-storey art block which is targeting a ‘BREEAM Very Good’ rating, a subterranean swimming pool and fitness suite, and a new playground for the school.
The art building comprises neo-classical style limestone frontal elevation. The rear façade will feature curtain walling to enhance the volume of natural daylight within the structure and brise soleil to minimise solar gain, with a green sedum roof contributing to the design’s BREEAM ‘Very Good’ performance rating.
At ground floor the building comprises a design studio with dedicated staff work rooms and stores with a permanent exhibition and display gallery with natural light provided by a linear roof light and glazing to the adjoining courtyard. The pool and fitness building comprise of a six lane swimming pool, dance studio, fitness suite, student changing facilities, ancillary storage, office, plant and circulation space.
The existing playground will be reinstated above incorporating a new landscape strategy and improved boundary treatments. The new playground will sit approximately 900mm higher than the existing level.
Additional work within the project includes the creation of a new entrance hall in the main school building and the addition of curtain walling to its southern façade, along with recladding the existing external staircases with timber and stone finishes.