• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Education - Hounslow Manor Secondary School
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Education - Hounslow Manor Secondary School
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Education - Hounslow Manor Secondary School
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Education - Hounslow Manor Secondary School
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Education - Hounslow Manor Secondary School

Hounslow Manor Secondary School
West London

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Client
London Borough of Hounslow

Location
Hounslow, West London

Date Completed
September 2005

Contract Period
40 weeks for main works

Contract Sum
£1.6m

Services Provided
Full Architecture and Landscaping Services

The new building accommodates the school’s main reception and administration areas together with Adult Education offices and teaching areas that comprise general classrooms, craft studios, IT rooms, student refreshment areas and a crèche. The scheme also extended the existing sports hall, gymnasium and offices for the school. It was built in a phased programme over 40 weeks with no interruption to the operations of the school. The practice has since returned to carry out further landscaping works and the construction of covered walkways.

The partially exposed steel frame and fragmented cladding that articulates the building’s exterior suggest that the building is open for future alteration and expansion and, like the process of education itself, is never complete. This approach is at the heart of “life-long learning” that Adult Education, and this new building, actively promotes.