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"Beaumont School, St. Albans – A Civic Society Commendation & A Testimonial

9th October, 2017

We were proud to pick up this commendation from the St Albans Civic Society for our project at Beaumont School, St Albans – some nice words!

St Albans Civic Awards 2017
St Albans Civic Awards 2017

However, we were even more happy to receive the following testimonial from the School’s Head of Governors, Alex Hall – there is nothing more rewarding than a happy client:

The FAB Project at Beaumont School was a highly ambitious redevelopment scheme for the school’s sports facilities.  It involved turning the whole school site through 90 degrees, with a new entrance, new car park and reception facilities.  A new sports hall had to be integrated into this design, along with classrooms and conference facilities.

From the start, Stephen Blowers and Designcubed immersed themselves in the school and its ethos to seek to achieve a design which fitted with the school’s ambitions but also took into account its older architecture and lay-out.  The eventual design was both innovative and in keeping with the other buildings nearby – a sports hall, wrapped around by reception area and classrooms, which echoes the original 1930s architecture of the school.  Stephen and the team clearly listened very carefully to what the school wanted, but then extended this into a design which went beyond our own expectations.

Designcubed’s new Block A at Beaumont School has transformed the educational experience of both staff and students.  An already outstanding school now has outstanding facilities to match its needs and ambitions.  Despite the tight timescales involved in delivering the project, Stephen and the team were always prepared to “go the extra mile” to support the school with this project.  Above all, we very much enjoyed working with them, and both the school and the local community are delighted with the results.  We would thoroughly recommend them.

Alex Hall
Head of Governors
Beaumont School, St. Albans
Designcubed Architects Beaumont School StAlbans 3
View towards Main Entrance shortly after completion (soft landscaping to follow!)
Designcubed Architects Beaumont School StAlbans 8
View of Community Entrance / Link with Old Gym from existing School Building

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