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Latitude: 52.4116 / 52°24'41"N
Longitude: -1.5932 / 1°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 427770
OS Northings: 279361
OS Grid: SP277793
Mapcode National: GBR 5KL.S1C
Mapcode Global: VHBWX.BNM5
Entry Name: Block of Two Gymnasia to South of Main Block at Woodlands School
Listing Date: 30 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265775
English Heritage Legacy ID: 218632
Location: Coventry, CV5
Electoral Ward/Division: Woodlands
Built-Up Area: Coventry
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Tile Hill St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
COVENTRY BROAD LANE.
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
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