Assembly Hall Extension




Edgbaston High School For Girls



Approximately 84m2
Edgbaston High School for Girls, which has contributed significantly to the educational reputation of Birmingham, since the school was founded in 1876 by George Dixon and distinguished local families from the Quaker and Unitarian communities.
PMP Consultants Ltd, Halligan Consulting Engineers Ltd, Couch Consulting Engineers Ltd, Mossvale.
Project Overview

We were appointed to design a new, fully-glazed extension of the main Assembly Hall, within the inner courtyard. At approximately 84m2, the space was to be used for a variety of activities, including dining, physical education, year group assemblies, house meetings. The school wanted the space as somewhere students could be educated, could relax and entertain, whilst also functioning as a social space for events.


The construction works were carefully programmed in conjunction with the school and the principal contractor was appointed on the basis of their proven experience of working in a live school environment – it was important they were also a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.


The extension and glazed covered walkway were bespoke solutions we designed to relate to the site context and compliment the setting of neighbouring listed buildings in Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We wanted the design to reflect the use of glazing in the surrounding garden structures.