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Block of Two Gymnasia to South of Main Block at Woodlands School, Coventry

Description: Block of Two Gymnasia to South of Main Block at Woodlands School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 218632

OS Grid Reference: SP2777079361
OS Grid Coordinates: 427770, 279361
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4116, -1.5932

Location: Broad Lane, Coventry CV4 9PB

Locality: Coventry
County: Coventry
Country: England
Postcode: CV4 9PB

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Listing Text

COVENTRY C.B. Block of two
Gymnasia to south
SP 27 NE of Main Block at
833/21/10003 Woodlands School.


School building. 1952-57. Designed by the City Architects
Department with the Ministry of Education Development Group.
Built using Hills 3'4" system, comprising a steel frame with
precast concrete panels. Flat roof; prominent roof slab.
Rectangular block of one to two storeys. Much glazing, in
horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Main Block,
Workshop and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium
block, three further Teaching blocks and five House blocks and
cycle store to the east (qv).

Woodlands School was an experimental design project, and an
early purpose-built comprehensive school.

A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
N. Pevsner and A. Wedgwood, BoE: Warwickshire.

Listing NGR: SP2777079361

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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