Clapham Manor Primary School

dRMM, Clapham, London, 2009


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Polychromatic extension to a Victorian primary school inserted into a tight urban context, providing learning spaces and an organisational hub

The extension comprises of classrooms, a performance space, head teacher’s office, conference room and staff room.

The extension works as a free-standing block which connects to the Victorian building, but has been rotated from the existing block to lie in parallel with an adjacent Grade II-listed hall.

The in-between space established between the two buildings is used as a new entrance with a triple height transparent atrium. Stairs, lift and voids are used to reconcile the four storey contemporary extension with the original three-storey Victorian school.

The classrooms are wrapped in a pixellated loop of glass. The colour spectrum and glazing ‘brick bond’ pattern plays with the scale and materiality of the context.


  • Completed: Jul 2009
  • Floor area: 927m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £2.6M
  • Procurement: JCT05 SBC/Q (traditional contract with quantities)
  • Address: Belmont Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0BZ, United Kingdom

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