Westonbirt School is an independent girls’ school in a grade 1 listed Victorian country house (designed by Louis Vulliamy for Robert Halford in 1863) surrounded by an extensive estate set in the Gloucestershire countryside near Tetbury. This new sixth form house is one of several projects undertaken for the School as they upgrade and extend their facilities.
The building provides 20 sixth former study bedrooms, shower rooms, kitchenette, entrance lobby and a House Mistress’s apartment. It is linked to an existing Grade 2 listed former stable building by a new common room that looks out onto a private courtyard.
The sensitive setting of the building required us to have extensive consultations with English Heritage.