SHREWSBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Number Four Interior by BHN architects
Shrewsbury High School, Dining Room and Kitchen Remodelling.
A dining room extension combined with a large internal remodelling of an existing Grade II listed building.​  
The High School is an independent girls’ school, housed in a listed red-brick Victorian building built onto the medieval town wall of Shrewsbury.
 
The existing dining hall is located in the semi-basement floor, and had the feel very much of a school canteen.  The space was far too small for the number of pupils at the school, and did not respond to the way in which the school wanted to prepare and offer meals.
 
The school’s ambition was to run the dining room as a 12 hour facility, offering a broad range of meals and snacks throughout the day.  Many pupils are engaged in sports or other extra-curricular activities at “lunchtime”, and prefer to take a snack meal in the late morning and perhaps afternoon tea at 4pm.
 
The dining room offers “grab-and-go” food, salads, and lights snacks as well as a wide range of freshly prepared hot meals – with a consistent emphasis on healthy eating.
 
The space was extended by a new conservatory with a large roof lantern, as well as breaking into three adjacent rooms.  This allows for a range of dining experiences, from an open refectory, to more intimate spaces and private dining areas.

CLIENT:
Shrewsbury High School
 
LOCATION:
32 Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TN

 
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
Confidential.

AWARDS:
Shropshire Council Design & Conservation Award 2017 – Commendation

(Commercial Scale Developments).
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  2. Conversation and interior design by Baart Harries Newall
  3. Interior Design and Grade II listed building remodelling by BHN architects
  4. Educational Dining Room Remodelling / conversation of Existing Building
  5. Educational Interior by Shropshire Architects Baart Harries Newall
  6. Shrewsbury High School Interior and remodelling by BHN architects
  7. Shrewsbury High School Interior and remodelling of existing Grade II listed building