The Skinners' School
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Completed 2020


The Skinners’ School is a highly respected grammar school in Royal Tunbridge Wells which is expanding to accommodate a growing number of pupils.
The school appointed Bell Phillips Architects to design a new 3-storey building in a key location on the public frontage, between two of the original Victorian buildings on the site. The new building will contain a sixth-form centre, English department and library.
The design has been developed from a careful analysis of the Gothic revival style of the original school buildings and comprises a design which uses a matching brick with a strong emphasis on verticality and repetition, in a similar manner to the existing buttressed hall. The result is an architecture which is both highly contemporary and respectful of its historic context.