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Ashcroft Technology Academy

key description: a new build extension to
a technology college to provide a modern
sixth form centre
year: completed 2009
client: Lord Ashcroft Trust
sqm: 570
borough: Wandsworth Council, London

In 2009 Unit One Architects completed a large sixth form centre for this successful south London school. The Academy was in need of more space for their increasing sixth form. The block is comprised of 7 new classrooms, a common room, a large library and ICT space with staff facilities. This fast track build was design to be constructed in a super fast – 6 month program, in order to work with the school calendar. Therefore a steel frame with timber frame infill was used, to create a sharp and modern facility. The construction was super insulated and then clad in a mixture of Cedar cladding and white render with recessed punched window openings. Unit One Architects worked closely with the contractors in order to achieve a building that has been very well received by the pupils, teachers and board of directors. It was completed on time and on budget and performs well for the newly expanded sixth form.