We’re really pleased to announce that the governors at Sellincourt Primary school, Wandsworth have recently agreed to commit to a interiors refurbishment programme. Sellincourt Primary school is a rather lovely classic victorian school building characterised by extremely high ceilings and some examples of original glazed tiling.
It’s interesting to compare the abundance of quality materials and finishes in the building to current new build school schemes. The main halls for instance have parquet flooring ( incredible m2 expense) and walls are covered in glazed tiles which were both an aesthetic and functional solution to maintaining the wall finishes. Sadly the building interior has been compromised by subsequent ‘tinkering’ but the bones of the building are intact. Our job is going to be to develop an interior scheme for the whole building which will be implemented in stages over the next few years.
Part of the work will also include a hefty dose of pupil and staff engagement with the first workshops starting in December. The idea is that these workshops will generate involvement and ideas for the scheme.
One immediate feature that we’ve spotted is this rather lovely ‘tree’ motif ironwork which we’ve redrawn as a graphic to see how it can be used in the interior design.