Royal Russell School, Replacement Sudent Accommodation

This project is the first of two identical boarding houses each of which provides 84 bed spaces for boarding pupils in a series of one and two bed study rooms.

As boarding houses are a home from home for pupils, many of which come from overseas, the key objective of the design was to ensure they offer the comforts of home and the facilities that would be available to day pupils returning home each night.

This particular one includes TV and games rooms, kitchens and dining areas, quite study and tutorial spaces, an onsite laundry as well as shower rooms and washrooms. There are also four disabled bathrooms.

Each bedspace is allocated a wardrobe, desk, set of drawers, bookshelves, pin-up space and a reading light adjacent to the bed. There are also a number of rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Support facilities include two four-bed staff houses for House Masters, two two-bed flats for their assistants plus a Matron’s flat, each with their own garden or terraced space. There are also house tutor offices.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and is fully accessible by means of a lift.

There are also external terraces and balconies for use by the pupils at both the first and second floors and the building sits in a purpose designed hard and soft landscaped courtyard.

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