Main Block At Woodlands School Including Administration And Main Entrance, Main And Small Hall, Gym And Library

Date:
20 Jun 2000
Location:
Main Block At Woodlands School Including Administration And Main Entrance, Main And Small Hall, Gym And Library, Broad Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9PB
Reference:
IOE01/02589/11
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

COVENTRY BROAD LANE WEST MIDLANDS COVENTRY C.B. Main Block at Woodlands School SP 27NE inc. Admin and 833/21/10002 Main Entrance, Main and Small Hall, Gym and Library

GV II

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.

Irregular block of one and two storeys. Much glazing, in horizontal bands. Painted metal framed windows; plate glass.

To wall of Main Hall coloured concrete slabs form simple pattern.

An integral part of Woodlands School complex, with Workshop and science block, Arts and Crafts block, Gymnasium block, block of two further gymnasia, 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: SP2781679388

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/0031 IOE Records taken by Edward Alvey; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Edward Alvey. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Alvey, Edward

Rights Holder: Alvey, Edward

Keywords

Concrete, Glass, Steel, 20th Century Metal Framed Building, Monument <By Form>, School, Education

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