This project was undertaken by Jonty in the role of project architect whilst at Hawkins Brown Architects.
Keyworth Primary School is located in the London Borough of Southwark, and needed to double its capacity to 3FE to meet the demand from the expanding primary school population within the Borough.
The project involved remodelling the existing Victorian Board School and the introduction of a new two storey teaching block on the North West of the site. The proposed location aims to unlock the full potential of the site by linking a variety of external playspaces, both physically and visually, creating a safe and engaging environment for children to learn and play.
The new building is clearly defined into two volumes – a simple brick box contains the new multi-purpose hall and a pitched roof wing houses nine new classrooms, a new nursery and a variety of informal learning spaces. The pitched roof form and brick materiality of the proposal reference the Victorian School building and the surrounding context, whilst the asymmetrical nature of the roof creates a distinct identity for the building.
The building is constructed from cross-laminated timber (CLT) which was manufactured off site - this minimised on-site disruption to the school, reduced the project programme and provided a sustainable construction material with low levels of embodied carbon