Haberdashers School for Girls

Augusta House is a new build boarding house for sixth form students at the heart of the HMSG school estate in Monmouth and encloses a new pedestrian courtyard behind the school’s main listed buildings.

Built on a constrained site the project was mandated to maximise the amount of student accommodation whilst creating a sense of space. Taplanes® shower pods were selected for their durability and ease of maintenance which makes them ideally suited to third-party and student usage.

The compact design of the Arran minimised the space needed to provide all the required bathroom amenities, allowing the rooms themselves to remain as spacious as possible.

Using contemporary layout planning and shared communal areas an eventual 45 en suite bedrooms plus 2 self-contained tutor’s flats were built.The exterior of Augusta House equally echoes thoughtful design and quality with its references to the main buildings architecture, including an interpretation of design features such as dormers and gables. Complementary materials were also used on the façade where a combination of buff brick and a pale render was used with yellow sandstone window surrounds.

At completion the project surpassed expectations and achieved a BREEAM standard of ‘excellent’ thanks partly to Taplanes® ISO 14001 certification and product qualities – The units: use LED lighting, water-use reducing consoles, have a low heat coefficient, and are made from recyclable plastic.

Taplanes® supplied the en suite Arran pods for the sixth form girls accommodation. The Arran pod combines a showering area, wash basin and toilet in a completely watertight environment.

Jonathan Braunton, Sales & Marketing

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