Learning Spaces

The secret of the shed

It may be on a Slough industrial estate but that’s where similarities with Ricky Gervais’ “The Office” end: Manalo & White prove you can still create fantastic learning spaces in a crinkly-tin shed that was previously used to manufacture aircraft parts.

Take one light industrial building on an estate in Slough and add bucket-loads of creativity and imagination, care-of architects Manalo & White, and you’ve got yourself a large flexible teaching space for Aspire – a charity established to bring big business and little children together. “They had the unenviable task of turning a typical factory unit into something extraordinary that would be welcoming to both CEOs and primary school children alike,” commented the client before adding, “through a deft series of imaginative alterations they conjured up an inspiring place which is ideal for learning.” 

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