Pegasus Academy – Phase 1
The remodelling and expansion of Pegasus Academy builds on the character of the existing Victorian school buildings. Our design brings together a fragmented site with a series of interventions and extensions that thread new teaching spaces through a complex fabric of existing buildings. The project provides 7 new classrooms, 6 remodelled classrooms, a hall extension and a new administration hub.
The first phase involved the construction of a new Nursery classroom, reception classroom and the refurbishment of two existing classrooms which were connected via a new ‘Reception Street’ – a space which connects all the teaching bases providing spill-out spaces for role-play, reading corners, art spaces, home corners and the like.
All of the spaces open up to a new external play area where the stripy green carpets extended outside in stripy green rubbercrumb to give the sense of a freshly-mown lawn running inside to out – a little green moment in an otherwise grey, tarmaced site.
The miniature peaks of the nursery mimic the Victorian dormer windows of the Infant Hall. They