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St Augustine's Priory

Client:
St Augustine’s Priory
Location:
Ealing, London
Role:
Architect and Lead Consultant
Date:
2019
Value:
£15m

Paul Murphy Architects were appointed through an invited tender process for the reconfiguration and extension of this independent girl’s Catholic school, to create a three-form entry, for children between ages 3-18.

The school is located on a magnificent 4.8ha south facing site, which is designated as Metropolitan Open Land and the original former convent buildings are locally listed. 

Our proposals involve a multi-phase approach which creates a new “atrium link block”, around which new teaching spaces are arranged, together with a new learning resource centre. This intervention will provide all of the growth needed in one phase, improve access to existing classrooms and provide a new heart to the school. 

A new multi-purpose sports hall with changing facilities forms a second phase along with new drama facilities. The third phase involves the reconfiguration of the existing school to improve and rationalize existing teaching and staff spaces.