Stoke Newington School

Jestico + Whiles, Hackney, London, 2010


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Refurbishment and addition of a three-storey cor-ten steel clad entrance building to a school and sixth form centre

The new entrance building consists of a three-storey block with a secure reception and landscaped entrance plaza. The design has provided improved and clearly defined circulation routes with a central ‘street’ running through the centre of the plan, which simplifies understanding of the existing building layout.

The building has been designed to integrate with the existing Brutalist architecture and to provide a contemporary feel. The cladding to the entrance building is made of Cor-ten steel panels, which complement the red brick and bush-hammered concrete of the original school building.

The elevation features offset strip windows raised above black glazed brick at the entrance. The windows are high performance in terms of thermal loss and solar admittance, and unglazed areas are highly insulated to limit solar heat gain and retain naturally generated heat. Natural ventilation has been used with passive night-time cooling, daylight responsive lights and a highly efficient services installation.


  • Begun: 2008
  • Completed: Jun 2010
  • Floor area: 13,450m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £17.3M
  • Procurement: Design and built/DMC
  • Address: Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form, Clissold Road, Hackney, London, N16 9EX, United Kingdom

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