Client: Diocese of Westminster / B&K Structures
Architect: Green Tea Architects
Engineering Disciplines: Advanced Timber Engineering
Designed by Green Tea Architects, this new build, two form entry primary school is constructed using cross-laminated timber panels. The building is wrapped in brick similar to the surrounding buildings and splashed with shards of colour in the form of brise soleil and perforated metal balustrades.
The classrooms are big and bright, the CLT walls give the rooms a striking feature and warms the space. The overhanging roof provides extra shading to the interior whilst producing clear roof line reminiscent of Poplars ship building days of the past.
The school is BREEAM Excellent, has passive ventilation, uses air source heat pumps and solar energy.
Working alongside B&K Structures, Engenuiti provided advanced timber engineering on the project.
The School has been short-listed for the 2015 British Construction Industry 'Building Project of the Year' (up to £10m) award.