Chatsworth Learning Centre

Devonshire Educational Trust
This award-winning project involved Peak Architects' respectful refurbishment of a neglected Grade I* listed former Potting Shed, on the Chatsworth Estate, into a flexible learning centre for the Devonshire Educational Trust.

The result is a large activity room, providing a flexible classroom environment, with an adjacent smaller teaching space for smaller group activities.

The design works with the challenging constraints of a Grade I* listing, revealing and exposing original features to provide a rich material palette, contrasting with understated interventions.
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Materials were sourced from the Chatsworth Estate and recycled materials specified where possible.

The design utilises excess heat from the greenhouse pumps housed within the basement. This is recycled using a MVHR unit to provide additional heating and ventilation throughout the building.
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