Ditton Park Academy, Slough

Rooftop extension to Ditton Park Academy to provide a new Sixth Form centre for the existing school. The extension provides expanded and improved facilities in a single location, with a range of flexible teaching and social spaces. Classrooms can be combined to create a larger space for performances and events, which can also be used by the local community. The new centre also releases the existing small sixth form facilities for other school uses.

Stainless steel cladding and a distinctive roof profile create a new crowning element to complement the existing timber-clad buildings. The saw-tooth roofs provide excellent levels of daylight across the deep plan and good natural ventilation. Lightweight construction with laminated timber structural frame and prefabricated engineered timber panels minimises impact on the existing structure below and disruption during construction.

Client: SASH Education Trust

Status: Current (Stage 3)

Team: Matter Architecture, Elliotwood, Laurence Owen LTD, Ian Sayer & Co, RAB Consultants