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Description: Limbrick Wood School (Junior Block)
Date Listed: 30 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 218642
OS Grid Reference: SP2878179190
OS Grid Coordinates: 428781, 279190
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4100, -1.5783
COVENTRY BROAD LANE/JOB'S LANE
COVENTRY C.B. Limbrick Wood
SP 27NE block)
Primary school (juniors block). 1951-52. Ministry of
Education and Coventry City Architects Department. Aluminium
frame and corrugated aluminium panel construction, based on
the Bristol Aeroplane Company's school building system but
adapted to a grid plan. Low pitched roofs. Irregular
picturesque grouping. Central assembly hall of double height,
giving access to four pairs of lower, single storeyed class-
room blocks and a kitchen and dining areas. Classrooms grouped
so as to form open courtyards around perimeter. Large strip
windows with aluminium frames and painted aluminium panels
below. A prototype school which developed the BAC's system to
give it greater flexibility in its plan. (See also infants
A. Saint, Towards a Social Architecture.
Listing NGR: SP2878179190
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Source: English Heritage
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