Stockwell Park High School Lambeth, Platanos College South London Educational Building

Stockwell Park High School : London Education Building

Platanos College – BSF Development, south London design by Sheppard Robson, England, UK

23 Jan 2012

Stockwell Park High School

Location: Stockwell, south London, England, UK

Design: Sheppard Robson

since renamed as Platanos College

Stockwell Park High School by Sheppard Robson

Stockwell Park High School in the London Borough of Lambeth was 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. The fluid form weaves around colossal existing mature plane trees, maximising the open space available on this inner city site, where the majority of pupils live in high and medium rise council blocks.

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The school is simply organised as a journey, based on year by year progression physically through the building. A sequence of year-group bases advance along the central spine; from Year 7 at the ‘nurturing’ heart of the site through to the Sixth Form located at the Clapham Road frontage. Full height glazing to the circulation spine and central breakout spaces provides wide views back to the expansive landscaped spaces.

Sheppard Robson worked closely with the school to develop the strong existing community ties and business links: the Business and Enterprise Unit is located at the ‘front door’ of the school, and performing arts facilities, including the assembly hall, music and drama departments, the dining hall and sports centre, provide further community amenity.

Stockwell Park High School – Building Information

Client: London Borough of Lambeth / Willmott Dixon Construction
Location: London, UK
Area: 12,000m²
Construction value: £19m
Completion: 2011

Stockwell Park High School images / information from Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson Architects

Address: Stockwell Park High School – Platanos College in Stockwell, Stockwell Park Road, London SW9 0AL

Contact: 020 7733 6156

Location: Stockwell Park High School, South London, England, UK

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