“It’s not every day that you convert a huge, abandoned radio station into a secondary school. We should be prioritising retrofit of our existing building stock over demolition, so it is important that architects and clients fight for projects like this. Although it isn’t appropriate in every context, what Houlton School confirms is that, with intelligent design, thinking outside the box and belief in your cause, elegant retrofit can succeed.”
Fran Williams, Architect’s Journal, Building Study, Feb 2022.
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