Barrow Hill Community Room

David Miller Architects, London, 2015


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The conversion of a dilapidated, single-storey, flat-roofed 'shed' in a school playground

The aim of the project was to convert an unused, dark and damp structure in the school playground into a multi-use room for pupils, parents and the wider community.

The flat roof has been replaced with a steep pitched one that extends to provide a covered external area with built-in timber benches and screen.

Folding, glass doors open up the entire south end of the room to the covered space and playground. Inside, a kitchenette can be hidden away behind folding doors.

The timber roof lining, large school sign, display boards and white walls add brightness and warmth, providing a light and welcoming teaching space that is now used every day.


  • Begun: Mar 2015
  • Completed: Jun 2015
  • Floor area: 25m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £110,000
  • Funding: Westminster City Council
  • Tender date: Nov 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Contract
  • Address: Barrow Hill Junior School, Bridgeman Street, London, NW8 7AL, United Kingdom

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