St Christopher’s School - Columba Lodge

Residential unit – St Christopher’s School

The school offers full-time care and education for children with particular special needs. The new residence provides accommodation for up to eight children. Built on two floors around central meeting spaces at both levels the house is fully accessible. Level access around the perimeter ensures a strong link between the main day spaces and the surrounding garden. The client’s brief was to create a real sense of home, and included a requirement for careful use of sympathetic, natural, materials and stimulating colour. The timber-framed building is clad externally in cedar and lime render.