The King’s School International College

  • area / size 32,291 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • Walters & Cohen Architects completed The King’s School International College with new boarding quarters and teaching facilities in Canterbury, England.

    The opening of The King’s School International College, which teaches students aged 11-16, signifies a new chapter for the institution, which is one of the oldest schools in the UK and Europe. It acts as stepping-stone for those entering the English school system from abroad.

    Walters & Cohen Architects developed designs for a three-storey building that wraps around a private courtyard. The new building, situated next to the historical Malthouse, comprises 34 en suite bedrooms with boarding for 80 students, several flats for staff, classrooms, and specialist teaching facilities.

    The landscape complements and connects the many elements of the site; a civic square shared with the Malthouse is a focal point of the campus. Domestic gardens bound two other sides of the College building, while, to the north, the new sports court will be used by the College, King’s School and local community.

    Architect: Walters & Cohen Architects
    Contractor: R Durtnell & Sons
    Photography: Dennis Gilbert