Design Engine completes Charterhouse block

The distinctive roof of Design Engine’s recently completed Science and Maths Centre at Charterhouse in Surrey

Public school’s new science and maths centre unveiled 10 years after competition win

Design Engine has taken the wraps off the new science and mathematics centre it has designed for top public school Charterhouse – 10 years after it beat a string of top names to the job in an invited contest.

The practice snubbed Hopkins Architects, Panter Hudspith, Belsize Architects and Pringle Richards Sharratt in the 2009 competition, which sought new facilities that fostered inter- and intra-departmental collaboration.

Design Engine’s scheme for the Godalming school has provided seven new chemistry laboratories with wet and dry teaching areas, five mathematics classrooms, two preparation rooms and a project research room.

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