The Skinners' School

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The Skinners' School

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The Skinners’ School

Founded in 1888, The Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent gained its highly-respected reputation by becoming the first voluntary-aided grammar school under the 1944 Education Act. The all-boys establishment caters for more than 1,000 pupils and in recognition of its excellent teaching standards, was recently awarded specialist status in science and mathematics. As part of an extension of its learning facilities, the school appointed Bell Phillips Architects to design a new three-storey building for the site’s public frontage. It will contain a sixth-form centre, an English department and a library.

The new development’s design is based on a gothic revival style of the original school buildings. It constitutes matching brick with a strong emphasis on verticality and repetition.

For this attractive and modern representation of a heritage aesthetic, IG Masonry Support supplied its B.O.S.S pre-fabricated brick slip soffit system (plus ancillary support) to achieve intricate brick detailing on the façade of the new building’s north and west gable.

Project Details


Ben Phillips Architects


BBS Construction Ltd

IG Products

Welded Masonry Support


Cast-in Channel


Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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