On 15th May 2018, the Royal Institute of British Architects honoured the team behind the stunning new dining hall, lobby and wildflower meadow roof that opened last month in Abbotswood Road to make SCHS even more of a London landmark. The project, which was commissioned by the Girls’ Day School Trust, was designed by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture and constructed by Rooff Limited, benefiting from painstaking oversight from SCHS’s own Estates Bursar, Mary Kpobie.
In April, the opening of the facilities was celebrated with the Chief Executive of the GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni, and GDST Chair of Trustees, Juliet Humphries, as well as a range of other dignitaries. SCHS alumna and globally-acclaimed architect, Elsie Owusu OBE introduced the celebrations whilst also celebrating the role of women in architecture and encouraging the girls to pursue careers in the field.
In addition to boasting a meadow and wildflower roof that is especially supportive to bees as part of the precious ecosystem of the adjacent Tooting Bec Common, the school’s new facilities are amongst the most environmentally friendly and efficient in south-west London, making our school truly stand out.
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