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14 Oct 2016

London School Building News

London Education Architecture News arranged chronologically:

Highgate Junior School, North London
Design: Architype, Architects
Highgate Junior School Building in London
photograph © DennisGilbert/VIEW

Highgate Junior School Building – 14 Oct 2016

Latymer Upper School Sports Centre
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Latymer Upper School Sports Centre London
photo : Guy Archard

Latymer Upper School Sports Centre in London

Montpelier Community Nursery, Brecknock Road, N19 – 10 Sep 2013
Design: AY Architects
Montpelier Community Nursery Building
photo : Nick Kane

The school takes the form of a pavilion opening on to a part-sheltered play area with a park beyond. The selection of materials is a key part of the scheme’s success. The black stained Siberian larch sits inconspicuously in the trees and contrasts with the white-washed internal woodwork. All the details are well controlled, from exposed conduits to the selection of nursery furniture and material finishes.

Oasis Academy, North London – 9 Aug 2013
Design: John McAslan + Partners
Oasis Academy in Enfield
photo © Hufton + Crow

This newly completed Oasis Academy Hadley, Enfield – a specialist Maths, ICT and Music school – has been designed as a highly sustainable building. Located on a former industrial site, the project sits at the heart of a wider urban regeneration plan. This ambitious scheme delivers a vibrant new learning campus for the Academy’s primary, secondary and sixth-form students and will also play a pivotal role as a new community hub, with a range of cultural and sports activities (indoor sports hall, dance studios, changing rooms, and an all-weather pitch and multi-use games area) available outside school hours.

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy, east London – 2 Aug 2013
Design: Jestico + Whiles
Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy Building
photo from architects
Proposals for the Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy have been granted planning consent. Designed by Jestico + Whiles, the new school will rework the existing 19th century French Hospital building in Victoria Park Village and add a new four storey block to create a secondary school for 800 students following the ethos and philosophy of its existing facility Mossbourne Community Academy.

St James Senior Girls’ School, west London – 16 Jul 2013
Design: Squire and Partners
St James Senior Girls School London
image from architect

Squire and Partners has won a competition to design a new sixth form facility for St James Senior Girls’ School in West London, providing an exemplary learning environment which facilitates a transition between secondary school and life as a young adult.

Rivers Academy, Feltham, London TW14
Design: Jonathan Clark Architects
Rivers Academy London Building
image from architects

Rivers Academy Feltham – 22 May 2013
This is a new steel-framed single storey pavilion building with a cantilevered roof canopy. The main objective here was to add a completely new, modern and welcoming administration and reception area in front of the existing entrance to suit the size of the school today and better encourage parents to access the school and facilitate dealing with visitors. To help achieve this, we injected more feeling of light and colour in order to enhance natural lighting as well as designing a lighting scheme that enhances all features after dark.

St Paul’s School Science Building, Barnes, south west London
Design: Nicholas Hare Architects
St Paul’s School Building
photo : Alan Williams Photography

St Paul’s School Building – 29 Apr 2013
The science departments at St Paul’s School have just moved into their new building, which was handed over in January 2013. NHA were appointed in 2006 to develop the whole school masterplan proposed by Patel Taylor on its prominent riverside site in Barnes.

Newlands School, Southwark, south London, UK
Design: Wright & Wright Architects
Lilian Baylis School Building
photo : James Brittain

Southwark School Building – 12 Mar 2013
Special Educational Needs School in Southwark: Wright & Wright Architects has completed Newlands School, a 3175 sq m new-build Special Educational Needs (SEN) school that is specifically designed for children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD). Located in the London Borough of Southwark, Newlands School is one of the last projects to be built through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The building was delivered by the Local Education Partnership ‘4 Futures’, a joint venture comprising Southwark Council, Balfour Beatty Education and Building Schools for the Future Investments (BSFi).

Deptford Lounge and Tidemill Academy – London Community Hub
Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Deptford Lounge Building
photograph © Robert Greshoff

Deptford Lounge – 5 Dec 2012
This is a new community hub which includes a school building, a library, community learning facilities, council services, work studios and affordable housing, all in a single venue. The new school will provide the pupils of Tidemill Academy with first-class facilities to match the ‘outstanding’ education that Ofsted says they already receive. Classrooms wrap around a large courtyard garden, and school facilities shared with the community, including a rooftop sports pitch, are located within the adjacent Lounge building.

Henrietta Barnett School, London NW11
Hopkins Architects
Henrietta Barnett School London
image : Richard Brine

Henrietta Barnett School – 30 Jun 2012
RIBA Awards 2012 Citation Winner
The original school was designed Lutyens and is listed Grade II*. Any change of any kind was going to be controversial and 17 redevelopment schemes have previously been rejected. Following intensive consultation the practice drew up a masterplan for the whole campus stipulating much smaller buildings with external circulation along colonnades at two levels.

Channing School, Highgate, north London
Channing School in Highgate Building
image : BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects
Channing School London – 11 May 2012
BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects’ £6.5m plans for Channing School in Highgate have been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Haringey. The designs for the leading independent day school will add two buildings to the school’s estate, significantly improving Channing School’s facilities whilst remaining sensitive to, and building upon, its rich architectural and educational heritage.

London School Building – Recent Designs

Stockwell Park High School, south London
Sheppard Robson
Stockwell Park High School
photo : Hufton+Crow

Stockwell Park High School – 23 Jan 2012
New London school building in the Borough of Lambeth – the first BSF school to receive a CABE ‘Excellent’ rating. Designed to accommodate up to 1,315 pupils, the 12,000m² school replaced existing 1950s buildings.

South Hampstead High School campus
Hopkins Architects
South Hampstead High School campus
image courtesy of Hopkins Architects

South Hampstead High School campus

Dulwich College Masterplan, south London
McAslan + Partners
Dulwich College building
photo : Hufton + Crow

Dulwich College Building – 32 Jan 2011

Michael Faraday Community School, Southwark, south London
Alsop Sparch, Architects
Michael Faraday Community School
photograph : Morley von Sternberg

Michael Faraday Community School

Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, south London
Zaha Hadid Architects
Evelyn Grace Academy Brixton
photograph © Adrian Welch

Evelyn Grace Academy

London School Architecture

Major Education Buildings in London, alphabetical:

Bridge Academy, Hackney, east London
BDP Architects
Bridge Academy Hackney
image © Martine Hamilton Knight

Bridge Academy London

Chobham Academy, east London
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Chobham Academy
picture from architect

Chobham Academy Building

Clapham Manor Primary School, southwest London
2007-
dRMM

Dunraven School building, Streatham, south London
SCABAL (Sall, Cullinen and Buck Architects Ltd)
Dunraven School
photo from CABE

Dunraven School Building

The Edward Alleyn Building, Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, southeast London
van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Alleyn's School Building
photo © Nick Kane

Alleyn’s School Building

Eveline Lowe Primary School, Southwark
HKR Architects
Southwark School Building

Hallfield School – new classrooms, W2
2006
Caruso St John Architects

Hampden Gurney School, Marylebone, northwest London
BDP Architects
Hampden Gurney School
photo © Nick Weall

Hampden Gurney School Building

Harrow College Building – One Harrow, northwest London
MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard
London College building
image from architect

London College building

Henrietta Barnett School, opposite the Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb

Henrietta Barnett School
photo © Nick Weall
Founded in 1911

King’s Cross Centre, Westminster Kingsway College
Bond Bryan Architects
King's Cross Centre
photo © Luke Hayes

King’s Cross Centre Building

Larmenier and Sacred Heart primary school, 100a Hammersmith Road, W6

Studio E Architects

Latymer Upper School – Performing Arts Centre
van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Latymer Upper School Building
photo © Nick Kane

Latymer Upper School Building

Longford Community School Library Building
Jonathan Clark Architects
Longford Community School Library
photo © Peter Cook

Longford Community School Building

Meadlands Primary School Classroom of the Future, Broughton Avenue, Richmond, TW10

Future Systems Architects
prefabricated moulded GRP oval-section cylinder

Michael Tippett School – building proposal, Lambeth, south London
2007-
Marks Barfield Architects

Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Down’s Park Road, Hackney, east London
2005
Richard Rogers Partnership

Phoenix High School sixth form centre, Shepherds Bush, west London
Bond Bryan Architects
Phoenix High School
picture from architect

Phoenix High School Building

Pimlico School, southwest London
1970
John Bancroft
building demolished by Westminster Council 2008
Replacement school building by Architecture PLB

Ravensbourne College building, southeast London
Foreign Office Architects
Ravensbourne College
photo : Morley von Sternberg

Ravensbourne College building

St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington, north London
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
St Mary Magdalene Academy
photo © Nick Weall

St Mary Magdalene Academy

Sacred Heart Primary School building, west London
2008
Studio E Architects

Westminster Academy – Naim Dangoor Centre, 225 Harrow Road, W2
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Westminster Academy
photo © Tim Soar

Westminster Academy Building

Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
A-EM Studio Ltd
Whitehead Building
photo from CABE

Goldsmiths College Building

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DSDHA Architects
Paradise Park Children's Centre
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