Livingstone Academy East London
The development of Livingstone Academy in Aldgate East is an exemplary model demonstrating how mixed-use development can deliver high-quality new school facilities in urban areas at a sustainable cost.
The existing 200,000 sqft former university building, has been re-invented through a series of simple interventions that make the proposed education programme a realistic and practical proposition.
The vertically stacked all-through school is accommodated over 10 floors, with the younger children located at the lower levels with access level pay space and the older secondary school pupils at higher levels, where roof terraces and sky decks have been incorporated to provided high-quality informal and social external areas.
Part of the existing building will be demolished and redeveloped as a newbuild 16-storey tower providing 100 residential apartments, which will help to cross subsidised and offset the site acquisition costs in this central London location.
Livingstone Academy will operate an innovative curriculum promoted by gaming and digital guru Ian Livingstone and supported by AAT education trust