St Luke’s CE Primary School

Original plus new

Additional classroom block and complete makeover of St Luke’s CE Primary School, Cubitt Town, London

A whole-school transformation starting with a brand new four storey home for an extra eight classes which turns the original school around to face its expanded playgrounds. This stand-out building is as if drawn by a child. Classrooms for each year group are paired, floor by floor and are all the same-but-different. Each has a daddy window, a mummy window and a baby window personalised by an apparently casual placement of mullion and transom with variable reveal depths which are organised differently on each facade. Naturally ventilated throughout the building has air chimneys terminating at roof level, concealed by the easy line of the parapet.

All areas in the existing school are remodelled to meet the generous space and quality of the new building, whilst extensive landscaping, including games courts and external canopies unify the whole new expanded school with a wide range of varied play.

Service: Architects

Location: London, Isle of Dogs

Client: London Diocesan Board for Schools, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and St Luke’s C of E Primary School

Cost: £3.2m

Areas: New eight class building 700sqm, remodelled 1950s secondary school 2100sqm, landscape, playgrounds and canopies 3800sqm.

Dates: Feasibility Study December 2010, Planning October 2011, Full Design, tender & phased construction October 2011 – Nov 2013

Contract: Traditional SBC/XQ

BREEAM: Excellent

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