Built across seven hectares Cranleigh is a beautifully appointed, spacious state of the art school with open green spaces and extensive facilities. The campus layout mirrors the idea of a village green and the enveloping protection of the community with the buildings strategically positioned to allow for the best views and to optimise the prevailing wind direction. Although the buildings are separate, there is a seamless integration between the senior and junior school with both sharing facilities.

Project Details

  • Client: TDIC
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Type: Education
  • Scope: Architecture  |  Interior Design
  • Year: 2013 – 2015 (Completed)

Spacious, light and airy this is a thoroughly modern establishment designed to emulate the highly respected Cranleigh in the UK. This heritage is reflected in the graphics and underlying main palette of quality finishes. Oak and joinery with modern detailing are combined with a restrained palette of royal and traditional colours. In addition, each department has its own branding and entrance, akin to a corporate identity.

Facilities, which comprise a senior school, junior school, sports complex, specialist arts and technology centre as well as a dance studio and dedicated music rooms, aim to translate the school into a community which combines the best of British education with a strong senses of place.