London Borough of Greenwich
The Victorian Board School building and outbuildings were in a poor state of repair and require major refurbishment. The proposal works with the existing architectural features of the main building but looks at updating it to meet modern standards and requirements of a primary school.
An additional and key element of the project is a nursery block that is an extensive refurbishment of an original sheltered waiting space of the Victorian school. This block will provide two nursery class spaces that are connected using an external but covered courtyard, which will enable a free-flow of inside and outside teaching, a key element of Early Years learning.
As well as this, the new Cedar timber cladding to the nursery building whilst working in harmony with the existing brick piers of this block and the main school building are envisaged to add a contemporary feel to the overall scheme. As well as this, the large fixed glass which work together with ventilation doors panels aim to provide excellent levels of thermal comfort and day lighting to these rooms.
The school has gone from “Good” to “Outstanding” following the Ofsted inspection earlier this year. Rupinder Bansil, Deputy Headteacher of Bannockburn, said: “During the inspection, the inspectors commented on the nursery building and they all thought it was stunning. They absolutley loved it. I just wanted to say a big thank for all your hardwork and support in making this possible.”