Richmond Road Primary
Stacked plan form provides school with expansive first floor play deck.
Located in a residential area of south west London, this development provides a new ground floor retail frontage together with a 2FE primary school.
On a busy high street it was important to maximise the retail frontage, and provide the school with protected and secure play area. The clever stacked plan arrangement facilitated this, with a single point of entry to the school on the street through an expansive glazed gallery. The oversized staircase leads students and visitors to the first floor play deck and reception which is nestled behind the L-shaped building form.
General school amenities and service areas are positioned on the busy street façade, allowing classrooms to have maximum access and views to the outdoor play areas. The school is signified to the street at the corner of the site, where large windows provide views into the sports hall.
The retail component ensures an active street front and provides opportunities for sustainable economic growth within this residential area.