Whiteheath Infants & Nursery School

The Architects Practice, Middlesex, 2011


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Extension to existing infant and nursery school to provide more teaching space, better staff facilities and a new entrance

Whiteheath Infant & Nursery School, on the outskirts of Ruislip, was a popular local school housed in an inadequate, system-built 1970s building plus cabins in the playground
Work included extensive remodelling of front-of-house areas of the existing building to provide a new entrance and better staff facilities, as well as complete new accommodation for Year 2
An L-shaped block was placed at the front of the original building in an area of large, mature trees, creating an internal courtyard
The building diverts arriving children, parents and visitors along a covered walkway leading to the new entrance that also provides somewhere for them to comfortably wait at pick-up time
The classrooms are lit and ventilated from clerestory windows and their ceilings provide good thermal mass. Low-level windows provide views out, while discouraging direct views in, and there are additional openable panels for ventilation.


  • Begun: Apr 2010
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 337m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £762,000
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2005, Revision 2 2009
  • Address: Ladygate Lane, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7RF, United Kingdom

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