Uppingham School, Uppingham
Client: Uppingham School
The first purpose-built house for girls of all ages at the school is positioned on an attractive southsloping site bounded by a row of magnificent trees lining the street. A different kind of butterfly plan uses semi-circular crescents facing both the entrance court and the sloping garden. The plan gives the housemistress’s accommodation a separate and distinct front, whilst the matron and house tutor have prime flats at the opposite end above the panoramic dining hall. Each floor is centred on a dual-aspect Common Room, the curved plan eliminating unrelenting or hazardous corridors.