Tidemill Academy

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, London, 2012

 

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Primary School integrated with a library on an urban site shared with apartments and warehouses

The school in London Borough of Lewisham wraps around a courtyard garden at the centre of the site with the Deptford Lounge – a library and community centre - forming one wing.

The library is shared between the school and the community: during the school day the children’s library is isolated from the public and out of school hours it forms an integral part of the community library facilities. This principle extends to shared facilities such as community halls, a rooftop ball court and a large dining room and associated kitchens
he bold perforated-copper exterior of the Deptford Lounge announces the building’s presence in the community. Large oak-framed sliding doors and cladding around the courtyard play-space in Tidemill Academy work to create a warm, cloistered environment.

Above the far west wing of the school, the Resolution Studios development consists of 38 apartments with nine studio spaces for local businesses and artists.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2012
  • Floor area: 10,296m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £25M
  • Procurement: Design & build
  • Address: 11 Giffin Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ, United Kingdom

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