This project for the modernisation of this well known primary school in the London Borough of Hackney was part of the ‘Fresh Start’ programme.
As well as upgrading the school’s original Edwardian fabric, the brief included improvements to accessibility, and the demolition of two existing 1960s classroom wings which, although of aesthetic merit, substantially failed DfES space standards and offered a poor teaching environment. Our architectural solution was to emulate the shape and personality of the original wings, interpreted as a child friendly, bright, optimistic and accessible aesthetic. The new accommodation is spacious and modern, clad in untreated green oak and proprietary render, with aluminium powder-coated windows.
The Learning Trust, on behalf of London Borough of Hackney