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Northbury School Extension
- Begun: Jan 2008
- Completed: Mar 2009
- Floor area: 400m2
- Sector: Education
- Total cost: £5.5M
- Procurement: Design and Build; Greenhill Jenner Architects as designer to RIBA Stage F, then Client Technical Advisor.
- CO2 Emissions: 11.65kg/m2/year
- Address: Northbury Infant School and Northbury Junior School, North Road, , Barking, London, IG11 8JA, United Kingdom
Timber framed extension to a Victorian primary school in East London
There are eight additional classrooms, four SEN rooms, a new multipurpose hall, kitchen, office and reception suites.
The teaching areas are contained within a giant timber classroom box, raised up on wooden legs to the level of the upper floors. Beneath this box are the new school entrance and administration areas, along with a kitchen, visible through big windows to the front.
Two new lifts make all five floors of the school wheelchair accessible for the first time. Interior materials form a low-pollution teaching environment, with natural wood bespoke joinery, goat-hair carpet and linoleum flooring and pinboards.
Rooftop solar panels, a green roof, heat recovery ventilation and connections for district heating enabled the school to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.