Berkhamsted 6th form Aerial illustration

Planning Granted for New Sixth Form Centre for Berkhamsted School

30 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that their proposed Sixth Form Centre for Berkhamsted School, a leading independent school group based in Hertfordshire, has received full planning permission.

The scheme represents a key project emerging from Design Engine’s campus-wide masterplan, carefully developed with the school over the past three years.

Berkhamsted 6th form corner view illustration

The new state-of-the-art building will deliver modern academic and pastoral space for up to 425 students.  A mixture of open-plan study commons and flexible teaching spaces are arranged across three floors.

Additionally, a social learning café opens out onto a new landscaped wildflower meadow quad.
The development also frees up similar spaces within the existing Senior School for new use.

The design references its historic context by reinterpreting the traditional brick-gabled vernacular as a facetted surface along the public-facing elevations.

Construction is anticipated to start in Autumn 2021, with targeted completion by 2023

Berkhamsted 6th form Quad illustration