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London School Building News

London Education Architecture News arranged chronologically:

13 Sep 2019
Kingston Academy Regeneration, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames
Design: Astudio
Kingston Academy Regeneration
image courtesy of architecture office
Kingston Academy Building
Enhancement of old and new building elements has transformed the famous free school into a modern education facility and a vibrant community centre.

11 May 2019
Sudbourne Primary School Building, Hayter Road, Brixton, London SW2 5AP
Design: HLM Architects
Sudbourne Primary School Brixton building
image courtesy of architecture office
Sudbourne Primary School Building
Plans to transform a derelict site in Brixton into a new £9.25 million expansion of Sudbourne Primary School, designed by HLM Architects, have been given the go-ahead by The London Borough of Lambeth Planning Authorities.

14 Oct 2016
Highgate Junior School, North London
Design: Architype Architects
Highgate Junior School Building in London
photograph © DennisGilbert/VIEW
Highgate Junior School Building

3 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

10 Sep 2013
Montpelier Community Nursery, Brecknock Road, N19
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.

9 Aug 2013
Oasis Academy, North London
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.

2 Aug 2013
Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy, east London
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.

16 Jul 2013
St James Senior Girls’ School, west London
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.

22 May 2013
Rivers Academy, Feltham, London TW14
Design: Jonathan Clark Architects
Rivers Academy London Building
image from architects
Rivers Academy Feltham
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.

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29 Apr 2013
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 Science Building
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.

12 Mar 2013
Newlands School, Southwark, south London, UK
Design: Wright & Wright Architects
Lilian Baylis School Building
photo : James Brittain
Southwark School Building
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).

5 Dec 2012
Deptford Lounge and Tidemill Academy – London Community Hub
Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Deptford Lounge Building
photograph © Robert Greshoff
Deptford Lounge
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.

30 Jun 2012
Henrietta Barnett School, London NW11
Hopkins Architects
Henrietta Barnett School London
image : Richard Brine
Henrietta Barnett School
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.

11 May 2012
Channing School, Highgate, north London
BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects
Channing School in Highgate Building
image : BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects
Channing School London
£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.

23 Jan 2012
Stockwell Park High School, south London
Sheppard Robson
Stockwell Park High School
photo : Hufton+Crow
Stockwell Park High School
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

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
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
Marks Barfield Architects

Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Down’s Park Road, Hackney, east London
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
John Bancroft
building demolished by Westminster Council 2008
Replacement school building by Architecture PLB

Ravensbourne College building, southeast London
Design: 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
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
photo © Adrian Welch
Paradise Park Children’s Centre

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