Bethnal Green, London
This project comprises a new two-storey building as well as the comprehensive refurbishment of two existing buildings including a locally listed Victorian one, providing accommodation and improved teaching spaces for 600 secondary school pupils as part of Tower Hamlets’ secondary education building programme.
Rooftop playgrounds and a covered ‘street’ between buildings maximise the potential of the tight urban site. Completed on time, in four phases, the school remained operational throughout.
|Client – London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Structural Engineer – Furness Partnership|
|M&E – CBG Consultants|
|Contractor – Bouygues UK|
|Status – Completed December 2011|
|Gross internal floor area – 1,740sqm new build, 5,600sqm refurbishment = 7,340sqm total.|
|Construction cost – £9m|
|Sustainability rating – BREEAM Excellent for new building, Very Good overall.|
|Photography: James Brittain|