Teddington School

BDP Civil and Structural Engineering, Middlesex, 2010


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Secondary school 'without corridors' wrapped around a central atrium

Built to replace a dilapidated school building, the 10,666m2 scheme was designed 'without corridors' as part of a bid to create an open and safe environment for students.

The five-storey structure features two wings of ‘flexible’ teaching space and three vocational blocks wrapped around a central atrium. The enclosed teaching spaces are linked to open breakout learning zones which look out over the heart of the school.

At the ground floor level the building contains a cafe and library space, two flexible lecture/performance spaces and the dining room, which overlooks the adjacent recreation ground.

The shared-use site provides both a new school facility as well as a public Local Authority sports centre during the evenings and weekends.

The design achieved the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and features a passive cooling system which passes air through tubes buried in the ground before supplying it to classrooms.


  • Begun: Dec 2008
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 10,666m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £29M
  • Funding: BSF - Government and Local Authority
  • Tender date: Oct 2008
  • Procurement: Two stage Design and Build with design team novation
  • Address: Teddington School, Broom Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9PJ, United Kingdom

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