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Burntwood School

Striking new precast concrete-clad buildings and refurbishment of Leslie Martin-designed pool and assembly hall, with a new landscape plan for the schoolÎs original 1950s Modernist educational campus. Stirling Prize winner 2015.

Architect

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Date

2014

Burntwood Lane SW17 0AQ

Sat 10am-4pm. Tours at 10am, 12noon, 2pm. Max 25 per tour.

Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway

Earlsfield

G1

  • Access for wheelchair users
  • Architect on site
  • Green features
  • Toilets available

BURNTWOOD SCHOOL The transformation of Burntwood School pieces together a 1950s modernist education campus for 2000 pupils and 200 staff in south-west London. Six new buildings-as-pavilions develop the heritage of the existing, orchestrating a system of bespoke constructional components to bring both efficiency and delight. The new buildings _ four four-storey teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts building _ are placed amongst the old to form a complete and coherent campus, with lawns, squares and a central pedestrian spine. Within each pavilion, classrooms and ancillary accommodation are arranged along a central corridor with voids and double-height spaces at the ends to increase natural daylight and external connections. The regularity of each plan is followed through to the elevation with faceted precast concrete panels that correspond to a 7.5 metre structural and classroom module; a development of the prefabricated fa‡ade work seen at Dagenham Park Church of England School.