Ellis Williams Architects

Headfield (C of E) Junior School

We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need

Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.

 

Headfield Junior School is located in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Part new build, part refurbishment this project links three existing single storey buildings all on separate levels with a new 3-storey atrium building at the heart of the school.  

The atrium building, entered on the mid-level of the 3 storeys, connects all levels with a theatre space at it’s base and breakout areas on each level providing flexible learning environments used by each year group.  The sense of space and light is continued through to the extensively refurbished existing buildings with learning resource, breakout spaces and a studio created from previously cellular classrooms. The classrooms of the new building surround the atrium and take advantage of spectacular panoramic views towards the Peak district through large ribbon windows.

External play area has been maximised by the small efficient footprint of the atrium building and re-developed to include an amphitheatre, and two multi-use games areas.  The approach to the school has been transformed, a small extension to the main hall with the atrium building give a complete new face to the school.  A new one-way drop-off zone takes vehicles and parking away from the school and creates space for a plaza approaching the school.  

 

Dominic Williams

DirectorDominic Williams

Joined EllisWilliams in: 1994
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch (Dis) RIBA, ARB
Dominic has designed projects such as the Welsh National Sailing Centre and Events Centre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Q3 Design Academy and a 50,000sqm mixed use project in Georgia for Rezid holdings. He worked previously at SOM on commercial and  master-planning schemes in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Dominic has over 23 years chartered experience and his sector range also includes arts, leisure, education and historic buildings.  His projects often involve the need for intense public consultation often with cross over between public and private use.  He has a long held interest in cultural spaces and recent work in that field includes Warwick University arts centre, Chester Renew and  the Mostyn gallery which acheived both RIBA and Civic Trust awards. Dominic is currently working with Hounslow Council on their new Civic Centre and  also  completing a new EFA  University Technical College in Warrington.
He has lectured throughout the UK, has been an external examiner at several universities, is a RIBA Client Design Advisor and has acted as a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel. He was awarded the gold medal for architecture Wales  and he has also contributed work to numerous publications including the recent Taschen' Architecture Museums Now!' publication.

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Legal occupational titles, granted in UK: Architect. All directors are registered with the Architects Registration Board of UK (arb) and charted architects (RIBA). For applicable professional rules contact www.arb.org.uk

Ellis Williams Architects Limited VAT No: 151 7850 63

Registered under the Companies Act 1985 as Ellis Williams Architects Limited; Company No. 3818904 in the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.

Directors, authorised to represent EllisWilliams Architects:
Julian Baker: Architect, arb no. 055663G
Alan Cain: Architect, arb no. 044489H
Mark Evans: Architect, arb no. 060846G
Brian Fairbrother: Architect, arb no. 043700J
Simon Ford: Architect, arb no. 061863B
Lester Korzilius: Architect, arb no. 062296F
Ian Nahapiet: Architect, arb no. 044381F
Dominic Williams: Architect, arb no. 059489J

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Directors, authorised to represent EllisWilliams Architects:
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Alan Cain, Architect, arb no. 044489H
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Mark Evans, Architect, arb no. 060846G
Brian Fairbrother, Architect, arb no. 043700J
Simon Ford, Architect, arb no. 061863B
Lester Korzilius, Architect, arb no. 062296F
Ian Nahapiet, Architect, arb no. 044381F
Dominic Williams, Architect, arb no. 059489J

Legal occupational titles, granted in UK: Architect.
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Ellis Williams Architects Limited
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Registered under the Companies Act 1985 as
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