Ashford School Masterplan

In 2016 Ashford School, an independent co-educational private school, appointed CL Architects to develop masterplans for their separate Senior School and Prep School sites in Ashford and Great Chart.

The over-arching driver for the School was to upgrade and expand the buildings on the respective sites to support modern teaching practices, and to meet the needs and expectations of their students.

Both sites were extremely sensitive with various site constraints that included Listed Buildings within a Conservation Area and a flood plain.

The Masterplan rationalizes the displacement of the departments creating zones for Academic, Boarding, Creative Arts, Sports and Administration.

The Senior School works includes the refurbishment and extension of the Flour Mill creating a dramatic new flexible, purpose designed theatre / auditorium space seating up to 300 people, adjacent to Rehearsal spaces; A double-height entrance foyer, connects the performance spaces to historic mill tower.

The Masterplan is centered around the existing school green and a new school square linked by a pedestrian axis.