Modular School Outbuilding – St Catherine’s Prep School, Guildford, Surrey

Category: Education     Tags: Bespoke design, Outdoor classroom


“We are greatly enjoying Little Wood Lodge – it is proving to be a very versatile space.  The modular school building is regularly used for discussion-based lessons, as the classroom size lends itself to a conference style layout.  Our Senior Team also use it for their regular meetings, as well as our debating group and PTA committee. We have also found the look and ambience of the building works extremely well with social events and we have already had several parties including our end of term social”  Sally Manhire, Prep School Registrar and Marketing

“Today’s May Fair has had a real party atmosphere.  We are so looking forward to this new mobile classroom enhancing the girls Outdoor Learning” Naomi Bartholomew, Headmistress of St Catherine’s Prep School, taken from the full school press release


St Catherine’s Prep School, Guildford, Surrey


Little Wood Lodge (named by the school), was designed and built to provide a school outbuilding to serve as a teaching space for pupils, as well as space for the PE faculty. With extra space needed for the PE staff, we designed an office for 4 members of staff (right hand side), a group room in the centre (left of the office) which had a wall projector and sink facilities, two small store rooms to hold playtime equipment, and one large store room for the PE kit (to the left of the building).

The multi-functional modular school building was designed specifically for the school and therefore includes an extended roof. The roof overhangs by 6ft to the front and protects both the office and group room from glare. It is supported by powder coated steel posts (which match the windows and doors) and is finished with cedar roof shingles and larch cladding.

The Green Modular classroom was a huge success and the school recently ‘launched’ their new outdoor learning space at their May Fair annual event. Little Wood Lodge was officially opened by Mandy Shepherd, a local wildlife artist and Honorary Vice President of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.


  • Extended roof canopy, supported by powder coated steel posts, with Cedar shingle roof tiles
  • Thermally insulated and efficient structure with larch cladding
  • Water and waste services as well as integration of power, fibre-optics and alarm cabling
  • Large integral deck with bespoke stainless steel and glass balustrade

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