Oaklands School
Bethnal Green, London

Project Description

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
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