Civic presence – creating a strong identity
The south elevation is characterised by a handsome, articulated brick façade with punched windows in a variety of sizes and groupings set into full brick reveals. The third floor science floor has been treated as a distinct, highly-glazed element, set back, which breaks down the mass of the building addressing Crescent Lane and provides a science external learning terrace.
Adjacent to the footpath, recessed joints define a rusticated base to the building with a minimum number of windows along the ground floor to prevent passers-by disturbing teaching and learning activities within the building. The retained trees along crescent lane provide a soft edge to the street.