Block Of Two Gymnasia To South Of Main Block At Woodlands School

Date:
20 Jun 2000
Location:
Block Of Two Gymnasia To South Of Main Block At Woodlands School, Broad Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9PB
Reference:
IOE01/02589/12
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. Block of two Gymnasia to south SP 27 NE of Main Block at 833/21/10003 Woodlands School.

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.

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

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>, Comprehensive School, Education, Secondary School, School

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