The new girls day & boarding house at Royal Russell School in Croydon is complete and has opened its doors to pupils.
Designed by BHM Architects Ltd, this three-storey building provides 62 student rooms and 88 bed spaces for boarding pupils in a mixture of room layouts, ranging from three bedroom for the younger girls with communal washroom facilities, to one and two bedrooms for the older girls, together with a large common room and other facilities associated with a modern boarding house. As boarding houses are a home from home for pupils, the house includes TV and games rooms, kitchens and dining areas, quiet study and tutorial spaces, an onsite laundry as well as four disabled bathrooms. Support facilities include two four-bed staff houses for House Mistresses, two two-bed flats for their assistants plus a Matron’s flat, each with their own garden or terraced space. There are also external terraces and balconies for use by the pupils at both the first and second floors and the building sits in a purpose designed hard and soft landscaped courtyard.