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Haggerston School

Grade II listed comprehensive secondary school, retaining many original features. Distinctive for the large amount of timber used in the construction and contains some of Goldfinger's boldest and most handsome public interiors, including bush hammered concrete and coffered ceilings in the entrance and assembly hall block. Major refurbishment recently completed as part of BSF programme.


Goldfinger, Erno & Hubert Bennett/Avanti Architects



Weymouth Terrace E2 8LS

Sat 1pm-5pm. Tours at 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm led by parents who are architects. Presentation running in the hall and visuals of the school from past and present. Last entry 4.30pm. Max 10 per tour.

Liverpool Street, Hoxton

48, 55, 242, 243

  • Architect on site
  • Partial disabled
  • Toilets available

HAGGERSTON SCHOOL Part-refurbishment, part new-build extension of Haggerston School. Designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1962-7, it is one of the outstanding school buildings of the period and is listed Grade ll. The original school is composed of assembly block, main teaching block and sports block; these are now supplemented by the new art, design and ICT block. The design approach sought to recover the school’s architectural character, create stimulating spaces for learning, and bring the energy performance of the building to modern standards. Architectural intervention and the use of colour brought a sense of natural wayfinding to the building. The new art, design and ICT block is planned around a central open teaching space (The Forum), and linked to a main teaching block by a new canopied walkway. see www.avantiarchitects.co.uk