ABW worked with Arnot St Mary Primary School to create a new chapel space over an existing classroom and re-imagine two classrooms within the existing building as a new library space for the whole school to enjoy.
Completed in under 9 months, the tight site , busy school next to a railway line presented its own challenges. The chapel design has vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams and large picture window framing views of roof tops and trees.
In converting the existing classrooms, the full height of victorian building was exposed , allowing mezzanine reading space and new IT areas. Joinery was designed by ABW to create comfy book nooks and places to sit and read.