South Camden Community School, London

    Several new buildings and extensions infill gaps and mediate between the existing buildings on the congested inner city site of this large secondary school in the London Borough of Camden.

    The new works, the main elements of which were built in three phases over a period of five years, provide science, technology and language classrooms; a sixth form centre; a dining hall; a new entrance and reception; and a ‘City Learning Centre’ for use by both the school and local community.

    The new classroom structures are generally of reinforced concrete flat slab construction in order to “line through” with the attenuated structural depths of the floors of the existing buildings and also to provide thermal mass to moderate temperatures as part of the environmental strategy.

    The school has remained in occupation for the duration of the works.

    Client: Camden Local Education Authority
    Architect: Gollifer Langston Architects
    Project Value: £5.0M

    Images 1-5 courtesy of Ben Luxmore

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