FRANK WISE SCHOOL – Oxon: Media Centre

The first objective of this project is the creation of a new Media Centre within the existing Edwardian building on site. This facility will not only be used by the school, but the space will also be let, out of school hours, providing much needed revenue for this special needs school.

The second objective is to provide full disabled access to the first and second floor of the building. This involves re-organising internal spaces, providing a fully enclosed wheelchair lift, ramps and a contemporary access bridge across the original stairwell. This fine glass and steel structure contrasts with the large wooden stairs and heavy stone mullioned leaded windows on the existing building. The bridge also has a glass floor, designed to stimulate the senses of pupils navigating the first floor.