All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. University
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Allies and Morrison
  6. 2018
  7. Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison

Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison

  • 02:00 - 20 April, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison
Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison, © Nick Guttridge
© Nick Guttridge

© Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge + 27

  • Clients

    Marlborough College
  • Structural Engineer

    Fluid Structures
  • Services Engineer

    E3 Consulting
  • Project Manager

    Mace Consultancy
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Mace Consultancy
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Nick Guttridge
© Nick Guttridge

Text description provided by the architects. In order to increase the proportion of female students at the school, Marlborough College has recently opened Dancy House, an additional boarding house for female boarders. The new building will provide bedrooms for 70 pupils, a range of communal, kitchen and dining spaces with associated facilities. The building sensitively responds to its setting in the picturesque grounds of the Old Bailey of Marlborough Castle.

© Nick Guttridge
© Nick Guttridge

The design takes into account the character, massing and quality of the town of Marlborough, as well as its immediate context within the College grounds which includes buildings dating back to 1723. Its form is arranged around an external garden, encouraging a visual relationship between spaces and an intelligent arrangement of uses. Common areas are located on the ground floor with direct access to an outdoor courtyard.

© Nick Guttridge
© Nick Guttridge

Quieter study spaces are located in the west wing, close to staff areas. The dining and kitchen area is made accessible at the centre of the plan, to encourage it to become the heart of the home. The upper floors consist of suites accommodating up to five pupils, defined by their year group, each with their own communal spaces to foster joint activities and interaction.

Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
First floor plan

Domestic in scale, Dancy House is intended to be used as a ‘home’ in the fullest sense of the word, allowing space for a careful transition for the teenage residents from their private family homes to a shared one with a variety of familiar spaces that foster both academic and social life.  

© Nick Guttridge
© Nick Guttridge

View the complete gallery

Project location

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Dancy House, Marlborough College / Allies and Morrison" 20 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913913/dancy-house-marlborough-college-allies-and-morrison/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.