West Drayton Primary School

The Architects Practice, West Drayton, 2006


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  • Location plan    
  • Site plan    
  • School playground plan    
  • Library ground floor plan    
  • Library Cross section    
  • School rear (library) elevation    
  • Lamisell axonometric    
  • Library model    
  • Library elevations    

Library for a London primary school

West Drayton Primary School, just north of Heathrow Airport, approaches teaching and learning creatively by 'drawing on the narrative power of stories'. The practice intended to celebrate this with a space 'that champions and focuses on the adventure and pleasure of reading'
Red on the outside and with a palisade crown to give height to work with the existing buildings, the timber-clad box with an exposed glulam frame rises into a top-lit pyramidal roof
The frame doubles as bookshelving, and the intimate space it encloses can be used for classes, or one-to-one sessions.


  • Begun: Nov 2005
  • Completed: Jul 2006
  • Floor area: 30m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £284,000
  • Procurement: JCT 05 Minor Works Building Contract
  • Address: West Drayton Primary School , Kingston Lane, West Drayton, UB7 9EA, United Kingdom

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