Location: Rochdale, UK
Client: Watergrove Trust
The Sports Hall Redevelopment project at Wardle Academy transforms a redundant Sports Hall space into a test-bed for new forms of teaching and learning. This imaginative re-use provides flexible teaching spaces, a design technology studio and café arranged around a double-height social space for dining, informal learning and events. This central space is animated by the ‘learning steps’, a processional staircase with integrated seating leading to a refurbished mezzanine level, offering further space for dining as well as audience seating for presentations and performances.