The large early 20th Century villa on the site was previously occupied by our client and was unsuitable as a language school. The extension, to the south of the villa, provides 13 new classrooms arranged around a roof lit central atrium. A further 7 classrooms are provided in the villa – at first floor and within a new roof extension. Rooms are predominantly naturally ventilated and an extensive array of solar panels provides on-site energy generation.
EF Language School was awarded two RIBA Regional Awards plus the Cambridge Design + Construction Award in the Conservation, Alteration or Extension of an Existing Building Category.
“A carefully considered scheme that had tremendous thought and consideration to the existing structure and how a new modern piece of architecture can influence the way in which an older building would adapt to fit its new requirements.”
The RIBA Judges