Two primary schools are amalgamated to provide high quality facilities and maximise the inner-city London site.
The amalgamation of the two schools will provide a new, purpose built facility on a single site. The site will house a primary school and 90 place nursery together with a number of residential units, freeing up the former Pimlico site for a new sixth form college.
The site is located within the Churchill Gardens Conservation area, and while the existing school building is not locally or nationally listed, careful consideration has been given to the proposal to demolish the former school to provide an improved educational facility. The proposed new development has been designed with sensitivity to the neighbouring context, and the location of the larger elements of the school appropriately located and scaled within the site.
The proposed redevelopment is envisaged as a two – three storey primary school, wrapped around a generous central courtyard. The corner site positions the larger, school entrance on the main road, while the residential façade is designed to reflect the proportions and character of the neighbouring historic Victorian housing.
The housing component of the scheme provides duplex apartments accessed from a vertical circulation core. The apartments sit above the school, set back from the building façade to maintain the prevailing ridge line of the street.