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Teaching Block with Attached Gymnasium North East of Main Block at Woodlands School, Coventry

Description: Teaching Block with Attached Gymnasium North East of Main Block at Woodlands School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 218635

OS Grid Reference: SP2788179456
OS Grid Coordinates: 427881, 279456
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4124, -1.5915

Location: Broad Lane, Coventry CV4 9PB

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

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Listing Text

COVENTRY C.B. Teaching block
with att.
SP 27NE Gymnasium NE of
Main Block at
833/21/10006 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 Teaching block of three storeys with Gymnasium of
one tall storey attached to North. 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, block of two further gymnasia, two 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: SP2788179456

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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