Sixth Form Study Centre
We are delighted to announce that work has begun on a state-of-the-art Sixth Form Study and Careers Centre.
The three-storey development, within the existing Hammond Quad area of the School, represents one of the most significant engineering challenges undertaken on our site. The project is due for completion in October 2018.
This wonderful new addition will significantly enhance the School’s existing teaching facilities and also provide a bespoke study area for our Sixth Formers. It will offer Hamptonians flexible work spaces, along with private study areas and individual workstations. Moreover, the incorporation of the UCAS and Careers Department within the new building will provide senior boys with the resources, expertise and access to our influential alumni network needed to help them on their individual path beyond Hampton.
Richmond-based IID Architects, who specialise in education projects and have worked with Hampton School for many years, have designed this innovative building. A structural glass roof will cover the quad area and an internal atrium space will be linked to existing corridors and teaching areas by glazed bridges and a cantilevered staircase. The design has been carefully considered to create an appropriate modern addition to the existing School. Efficient new heating, lighting, ventilation and acoustic systems will ensure that a comfortable and quiet internal environment is maintained in both the new and surrounding spaces affected by the development. A combination of heat recovery systems and additional photovoltaic panels on the Main Hall roof will help to minimise energy consumption.
Sixth Form Common Room
While the build of the Sixth Form Study & Careers Centre progresses, the renovation of the Sixth Form Common Room has been completed over the summer. Bright walls, contemporary flooring and bistro style furniture gives the room a fresh and modern feel. Sofas, televisions and table-football offer a welcome relaxation area. The Sixth Form Cafe has also been updated and now serves an extensive coffee range alongside the perennial favourites including panini sandwiches, pizzas and freshly baked cookies.