Building Tour: Sevenoaks School with Tim Ronalds Architects

Join us for an architect-led tour of the new Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre at Sevenoaks School

Starts:

02:00pm, Saturday, 2 February 2019

Until:

04:00pm, Saturday, 2 February 2019

Tour Guides:

Tim Ronalds
 Tim Ronalds

Anna Bardos
Anna Bardos 

Amelia Mashhoudy
Amelia Mashhoudy 

Time: 2 - 4pm

Duration: 2 hrs

Venue: Sevenoaks School, High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 IHU

Starting Point: We will meet at London Bridge station at 12.30 to catch the 12.54 train as a group, which gets to Sevenoaks at 13.31. From the station the school is a 20 minute walk away but taxis can also be easily caught from the station to the school.

Getting There: Fast trains run from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Bridge and London Cannon Street (approx. 30 minutes) as well as from the Channel Ports and Ashford International with its Eurostar connections. Sevenoaks Station is within walking distance (15-20 minutes) of the school and taxis are available at the station.

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The Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre is the most recent in a series of buildings by Tim Ronalds Architects at Sevenoaks School. The £23M new building is part of a masterplan devised in 2005 by Tim Ronalds Architects to guide the school's development on the extensive site. The Science and Technology Centre contains 30 science laboratories and workshops arranged around a toplit atrium, and is day-lit and naturally ventilated throughout. The Global Study Centre provides sophisticated social, study and educational space for the school’s 400 sixth formers, plus an extensive multi‐purpose space for exams and events of all kinds.

The new buildings represent the practice's deep interest in construction and materiality that has come to represent their whole body of work at Sevenoaks School. This quality can be seen in the much celebrated Performing Arts Centre, built in 2010 as the first major new building of the masterplan, and the new Boarding House presently under construction.

There will also be a chance to visit Tim Ronalds Architects’ award winning Performing Arts Centre (2010) which provides the School with a concert hall, theatre, recital room, drama studio and music school with 20 varied teaching and practice rooms.

**PLEASE NOTE: This Building Tour is not in London and train tickets should be purchased separately** 

We will meet at London Bridge station at 12.30 to catch the 12.54 train as a group, which gets to Sevenoaks at 13.31. From the station the school is a 20 minute walk away but taxis can also be easily caught from the station to the school.

Helene Binet_Sevenoaks school

Photograph by Hélène Binet

Helene Binet_Sevenoaks school

Photograph by Hélène Binet

Tour Guides:

Tim Ronalds

Tim is Principal and Founding Director responsible for the design and direction of all practice projects, working on each in collaboration with one or more of the other directors. He combined practice with teaching at the Architectural Association, Edinburgh and Harvard University in the early years of the practice. Tim was a member of CABE’s National Review Panel and now sits on Design Review Panels for the London Boroughs of Islington, Hackney and on the South-East Regional Panel. He studied at The University of Cambridge and at MIT.

Anna Bardos

Anna joined Tim Ronalds Architects in 2000, becoming Director in 2006. She was the project architect for the Sevenoaks School Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre, and also the adjacent Performing Arts Centre, and the 2005 Masterplan for the school. Anna has experience in the design of all types of education and arts buildings. She has devised long-term development plans for many schools, and has expertise in consultation and development of project briefs. Anna studied at The University of Cambridge and at MIT.

Amelia Mashhoudy

Amelia joined Tim Ronalds Architects in 2014 to work on the Sevenoaks School Science and Technology Centre and Global Study Centre. Amelia studied at The University of Cambridge and at the Royal College of Art, and was a founding member of Assemble.