St Mary Magdalene Academy

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, London, 2008


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Facade showing fish fascia cladding  

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  • Facade showing fish fascia cladding     
  • Liverpool street elevation    
  • Liverpool street facade    
  • Facade on corner of Lough road and Bride street    
  • West facade    
  • East facade    
  • East facade    
  • Secondary school playground and east elevation    
  • Primary school playground    
  • Rooftop sports pitch    
  • Sports Hall    
  • Bridge link to prayer room and atrium    
  • Fourstorey atrium    
  • Fourstorey atrium and library pod    
  • Interior link corridor    
  • Classroom    
  • Atrium and open walkways    
  • Secondary school hall    
  • Roof louvres    
  • Site plan    
  • Basement floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Fourth floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Axonometric showing individual school elements    
  • Liverpool road visualisation    
  • Section visualisation    
  • Roof and wall detail    
  • Timber fish fascia rainscreen cladding    
  • Section    

The academy is an all-through school from reception to sixth form, co-located with a new early years centre, providing continuity of education within one facility

St Mary Magdalene was designed to maximise use of a very tight urban site, the academy’s internal floor area is approximately the same as the overall gross site area.

The new school is an example of how to optimise available space to provide high quality indoor and outdoor spaces. While the walls are mainly clad with clay tiles and laminated timber framed windows, the halls enjoy sharply detailed hardwood cladding, adding quality and presence.

The academy now plays an important role in the community, with a range of facilities shared by pupils and public.


  • Begun: Jan 2006
  • Completed: Sep 2008
  • Floor area: 11,260m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £27.8M
  • Procurement: JCT98 private without quantities
  • Address: St Mary Magdalene Academy , Liverpool Road, London, N7 8PG, United Kingdom

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