Tree House – School Project
Form Of Contract: Design & Build
Hazelwood School’s outdoor learning environment has been greatly enhanced by the addition of a fantastic new Blue Forest Tree House. The unique classroom-in-the-trees sits approximately 3m from ground level. Inside, the tree house is lined with pine tongue and groove cladding to give a light and airy feeling. Natural light floods in through ten windows and there is both electric lighting and heating to create an all year-round environment for the school children to enjoy.
The raised tree house platform provides fantastic views across the sports fields and can be accessed via a staircase made from rough-hewn softwood timber treads. The deck itself is hosts a number of exciting play items including a fireman’s pole and climbing wall.
A rope bridge links the tree house to a further tree deck with a scramble net for the children to escape down.
The tree house scheme provides the school with a special one-of-a-kind facility that not only encourages imaginative and creative play but enables the children to learn about the great outdoors while surrounded by nature. In the summer the large double doors to the classroom-in-the-trees can be opened wide creating an indoor-outdoor environment.
We are delighted with the classroom-in-the-trees. After all who wouldn’t want to go to school and have their lessons in a classroom.
The treehouse is fantastic and is everything we were hoping it would be. It fits into the landscape perfectly. Its design and finish has perfectly translated the brief and vision. We love it!
Nick Tappin, Bursar, Hazelwood School