Saunders were appointed to design a new extension for Sarah Bonnell school in East London: one of the oldest girls’ school in the UK. The new design carefully creates a diverse range of spaces that will enhance and provide flexibility for the school’s expansion over the next 5 years.
The expansion will deliver much needed additional space to satisfy increased demand for school places. Juxtaposing the ornate original elevations, the new extension houses a contemporary dining space on the ground floor with access to an outdoor covered area. The first floor houses the new music department, with classrooms, performance spaces, practice rooms, recording facilities, staff offices and storage. The existing music department will be converted into additional teaching space.