Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology Claremont Fan Court School Building, Fletcher Crane Architects Surrey Design

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School, UK

5 May 2022

Seven projects have been awarded Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South East Awards.

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School, Claremont Drive, Esher, Surrey, south east England, UK

Design: Fletcher Crane Architects

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
photo : Nick Kane

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School, England

Jury Report

Fletcher Crane Architects were engaged by Claremont Fan Court School to design and deliver a new building to provide ten subject-specific classrooms set over two levels, on its sensitive Grade I listed historic estate. The route into the site follows a fall in the ground level, and the new building contrasts this with a strong horizontal roof line – an abstracted entablature perhaps – supported by a sober two-storey dark brick colonnade that echoes the trunks of the trees that surround it.

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
photo : Nick Kane

Two floors of bright, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories are linked by top-lit broad passages, and a generous, double height foyer space with seating and a well-detailed concrete staircase. An upper floor hallway culminates in a display-case window, allowing the building’s users to show their work to passers-by.

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
photograph : Nick Kane

The axial stair through the building may become a principal route into the school as the masterplan develops, and the building’s upper level opens onto a terrace facing the project’s other building on this route – a design and technology workshop clad in expanded metal. This building has a technical directness suited to its function, and a quiet theatricality in the way that its glazed wall makes the workshop and its machines and users appear almost like actors on a stage to those passing by – a drama of making.

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
photograph : Nick Kane

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology – Building Information

RIBA region: South East
Architect practice: Fletcher Crane Architects
Date of completion: Oct 2019
Date of occupation: Oct 2019
Client company name: Claremont Fan Court School Foundation
Project city/town: Surrey

Gross internal area: 1,600.00 m²
Net internal area: 1,440.00 m²
Contractor company name: Life Build Solutions

Sir Sydney Camm Science and Technology, Claremont Fan Court School
photo : Nick Kane

Consultants

Structural Engineers: Elliot Wood
Environmental / M&E Engineers: Michael Jones Associates
Energy Assessor: Ingleton Wood
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant: Synergy
Project Management: Richardson Greenyer

Awards

• RIBA Regional Award
• Regional Award Short List

2022 RIBA South East Award Winners

2022 RIBA South East Award winners

School building designs

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Claremont Fan Court School is a co-educational independent school outside Esher, in Surrey, sixteen miles from London, in the grounds of the Claremont Estate.

Phone: 01372 467841

Location: Claremont Dr, Esher, KT10 9LY, Surrey, South East England, UK

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