14 August 2019
Bristol Cathedral Choir School... All is finally revealed
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The emerging development at Bristol Cathedral Choir School looks satisfyingly similar to the way it was envisaged.

The oldest school in Bristol, thought to date back to the 12th century, will have new classrooms in time for the new term in September.

This highly contemporary intervention in this incredibly sensitive location will become part of the history of the Cathedral precinct. Built of the best possible materials and carefully detailed to last for 100 years, it represents the values of our client.

Childs+Sulzmann Architects, who were appointed for their experience in both education and conservation, worked closely with the Cathedral's Fabric Commission for England, the School and Historic England to develop an architectural solution appropriate for this sensitive site.

“Creating new teaching space and facilities at this iconic, historic school in such a sensitive location had inherent challenges,” commented Childs+Sulzmann Director, Matt Parsons, “but we were fortunate to work with a stakeholder team that encouraged a thoroughly contemporary solution.”

This is the second phase of an expansion programme to provide additional classrooms to allow for the school's growth. Childs+Sulzmann have led the design team with Contractor Skanska, Structural Engineering by ARUP and Building Services by RPS Consulting.

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