Allerton Grange High Sch.

Allerton Grange High School in the Moortown district of Leeds, was a Phase 1 project for Leeds Building Schools for the Future (BSF). WGI's bid to E4L (working for Leeds City Council), won the firm the school's full architectural and interior design.
The new 13,500m2, £23 million building exploits a considerable slope along its entire length by stepping gracefully with the existing contours. Together with a wide learning street, the stepped design creates interest and expression with several double height spaces that welcome visitors and students and emphasise the school's commitment to use by the wider community. A large, impressive entrance area adjoins the dedicated art facilities, showcasing the school's Specialist Art College status. The building also features a specialist unit for hearing-impaired students. The project plan ensured that the original, tired 1950s building remained fully occupied during the new build replacement.
Allerton Grange was part of the first wave of schools within Leeds BSF which was awarded 'Best Operational LEP' in 2008 by Partnership for Schools.

Date: 2008
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Client: E4L for Leeds City Council
Value: £23m
Service: Architecture, Interiors: Full Design