Henrietta Barnett School London architect, Listed Lutyens building, English education design campus

Henrietta Barnett School

New School Building in north London design by Hopkins Architects, England, UK

22 Jun 2012

Design: Hopkins Architects

Location: London NW11, southeast England, United Kingdom

Address: Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7BN

Phone: 020 8458 8999

Henrietta Barnett School London
photo : Richard Brine

RIBA Awards 2012 Citation:

Henrietta Barnett School Award

Henrietta Barnett School London

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.

Henrietta Barnett School London Henrietta Barnett School London
photos : Richard Brine

Each new L-shaoed wing extends directly from the cross-axis of the Lutyens buildings. The buildings are constructed with lime mortar brickwork and clay tiled roofs. Outwardly the building is evidently designed to last, it is robust and in that sense very sustainable. The interiors are equally materially strong and well daylit.

Hopkins Architects’ school buildings are a timely reminder of the value of carefully designed educational environments.

Henrietta Barnett School – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

Henrietta Barnett School London
image : Richard Brine

Henrietta Barnett School – Building Information

Location: Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Client: Henrietta Barnett School
Contractor: Osborne
Structural Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner and Theobald
Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
Gross Internal Area: 1,132 sqm
Contract Value: Confidential
Occupation Date: Feb 2012

Jury Chair: Simon Henley, Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects
Regional Representative: Lars Teichmann, Zaha Hadid Architects
Lay Assessor: Clive Dutton, London Borough of Newham

Henrietta Barnett School images / information from RIBA

25 Feb 2011

Hopkins Architects : schools in London

Hopkins Architects get planning for South Hampstead High School campus and complete two arts buildings for Henrietta Barnett School

Henrietta Barnett School
Henrietta Barnett School
photograph courtesy of Hopkins Architects

Designed by Hopkins Architects, two new buildings for the Henrietta Barnett School have been completed in the heart of the Hampstead Garden Suburb. The buildings are the first new public buildings on the site for over sixty years, and sit adjacent to the Grade II* Listed existing School Building, designed by Edwin Lutyens.

The new buildings house the Art, DT, Drama and Music departments, although were designed with the flexibility to be general teaching classrooms, should the need arise in the future. The form and materials were carefully designed to complement the existing school building, two churches and residential buildings that all face onto the Central Square and were all designed by Lutyens. The red brickwork walls were constructed in Flemish bond using lime-based mortar, with exposed precast slabs at first floor level and a timber-framed roof with tiles to match those used typically in the suburb.

Henrietta Barnett School, opposite the Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Henrietta Barnett School
photo © Nick Weall
Founded in 1911

Michael Hopkins of Hopkins Architects + Edwin Lutyens

South Hampstead High School

Location: Henrietta Barnett School, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England, UK

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