University of Greenwich, School of Architecture

heneghan peng architects, London, 2014


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A new library and School of Architecture and Construction located close to Greenwich Park within the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site

The initial concept was for a building that completed the block.

The central space in the architecture and design school should be a working space – the design studio which is a big factory-like floor at the centre of the building, covering almost the entire footprint of the site.

The architect wanted to organise the site in wide and narrow bands – wide bands for programme, narrow to introduce light into the middle of the building. The completed project kept to this concept.

The building is located in Greenwich town centre and is designed to be street facing. There are multiple entrances along the ground floor, and much of the ground floor is open to the public. The building is highest along Stockwell Street, stepping down to the rear adjoining residences.


  • Begun: Mar 2012
  • Completed: Oct 2014
  • Floor area: 15,200m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £38.9M
  • Procurement: JCT
  • CO2 Emissions: 12kg/m2/year
  • Address: 10 Stockwell Street, London, SE10 9BD, United Kingdom

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