London Borough of Southwark
Not only is this an exciting time for the school but also the wider local community. The Albion Street neighbourhood is subject to extensive community regeneration, because the school is located centrally in the street it will form an important part of this plan.
The locality has an extremely rich history and diverse culture being the home of two large Grade II listed Scandinavian Churches that support the wider London Finnish and Swedish population and being part of the Surrey Docks peninsula which historically supported nine docks, six timber ponds and a canal well into the 20th century up until the second world war.
The proposed building layout not only seeks to maximise the use of external areas, but also aims to draw benefit from and celebrate Albion Street and Clack Street frontages. Well-proportioned accommodation has been strategically located based on different room functions. Through ongoing consultation with the school and local authority we have developed a strategy based on the following key objectives: Site access; Visitor and Student entrance; Playground and MUGA; Classrooms; ‘Heart Space’; Learning resources & CRAZE spaces; Practical space and Administration.
Render by Forbes Massie