Description: Workshop and Science Block to North of Main Block at Woodlands School
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 218634
OS Grid Reference: SP2782579440
OS Grid Coordinates: 427825, 279440
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4123, -1.5923
COVENTRY BROAD LANE.
COVENTRY C.B. Workshop and
Science Block to
SP 27NE N. of Main Block
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.
Irregular block of five storeys with single storey blocks to
east and west. Much glazing, in horizontal bands. Painted
metal framed windows; plate glass. Three projecting balconies
to south face.
An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Main Block,
Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block, block of two further
gymnasia, 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: SP2782579440
Source: English Heritage
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