East London Science School London , UK
For client Berkeley Group, Sheppard Robson has drawn up plans for a major new PRS residential development and secondary school in the London Borough of Newham. Running along Stephenson Street, the project sits within a wider masterplan that is going to transform a former industrial site into a new residential neighbourhood.
The East London Science School has been designed for 1,000 pupils and 120 staff. Science is an important specialism which affords high-tech labs, specialist 6th form super-labs and dedicated experiment studios for longer-term experimental analysis. There’s a huge 275-person lecture theatre to attract international speakers and to encourage out-of-hours community events for a full range of curated activities. The sports wing also operates as a community sports facility, with a multi-purpose sports hall, gym and five-a-side 'sunken’ rooftop MUGA.
The cross-laminated timber structure showcases state-of-the-art engineering and demonstrates to the children the highly innovative sustainable approach to the design. The rooftop playspace has a feature rooflight which houses 325m2 of PV cells, to generate approximately 14% of the annual energy consumption.
- 9,100 m2