Hymers College, Hull

Ranked as one of the UK’s leading school’s Hymers College entrusted PDR on one of their most ambitious projects in recent years.

PDR was engaged to create an Inspirational Learning Resource Centre by refurbishing a Grade II listed gym and adding a new build extension to this prestigious independent school.

The project saw the formation of a large open plan learning space, library, meeting and conference rooms, café, IT suites and offices.  The old was linked with the new by a triple height vibrant glass atrium.

The project was Shortlisted for the School Library Association Inspiration Awards.

Sean Chaytor, Head of Planning Committee, Hull City Council “The sensitive restoration of the former gymnasium and its historic features with the addition of the new LRC show the historic buildings surrounding it in a beautiful light, shows the work of the architects and builders as being of the highest of standard”

Key details

Building size

16,400 sq/ft

Project duration

48 Weeks


Hymers College Trustee Ltd

Contract type

JCT 2011 Design and Build


Jefferson Sheard Architects

Structural Engineer

Barret Mahony