Hampden Gurney School, London – Marylebone Building

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Hampden Gurney School London

Marylebone Education Development: Architecture – design by BDP, architects

1 Sep 2009

Hampden Gurney School

Location: Marylebone

2002

Design: BDP Architects

Address: London

Phone: 020 7641 4195

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photos © Nick Weall

Hampden Gurney School in Marylebone

Location: Nutford Place, off Edgware Rd, northwest London

A groundbreaking city centre school and residential scheme.

We created a new school over six levels — comprising a ground floor nursery, three floors of classrooms and a rooftop teaching room.

Meanwhile, our 6000 sq m (64 500 sq ft) residential scheme delivered 52 apartments. To ‘reclaim’ land lost to housing, we created covered play areas on every level of the school — each open to the air and separated from teaching zones by a bridge across a light well.

A steel frame and an arched truss covered by a tensile roof create a large column-free space on the fourth floor. The outer envelope is made from brick and glass, while balustrading forms the curve of the playdecks.

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photos © Nick Weall

Brief
replace a 1950s school with modern facilities for 240 pupils (3.5-11 yrs)
build a residential development on the former play area
maintain the statutory amount of play space

Results
cutting-edge meets tradition with a new library, multimedia room, hall, music room, chapel, drama rooms and administration area
first-class communal teaching
awards: RIBA Award for Architecture 2002 (Shortlist for Stirling Prize), Civic Trust Award 2004, Structural Steel Design Award 2003 (commendation)

Hampden Gurney School London – Building Information

Location: Marylebone, London, UK
Client: Jarvis, Holloway White Allom Ltd
Architects: BDP
Construction cost: £18m
Completed: school 2002, housing 2003
Awards: 3
Integrated services: architecture, environmental engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, lighting

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