Cowley St Laurence

Tags: education, new build

Related projects: Wimbledon College of Arts, Amesbury School Visual Arts Building

  • Client: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Architect: WHAT_architecture
  • Value: £1.1m
  • Photography: Andy Spain
Cowley St Lawrence
Cowley St Lawrence
Cowley St Lawrence

This project consisted of additional education facilities for this primary school in northwest London. The new building infills an existing space between buildings and provides a new entrance space to the school. Cladding to the building includes a façade made entirely from Lego bricks.

To minimise disruption to existing live service routes, the steel and timber framed structure spans across the existing space. At first floor level, a storey deep steel and timber truss spans behind the glazing as a structural stability element.

Throughout the project, the school was kept fully open requiring the careful phasing of works with minimal intrusion into the existing building fabric.