Exciting times lie ahead as Studio E Architects has been commissioned by the Bangladesh based STS Group to design a new Delhi Public School on a riverside site in Purbachal, Dhaka.
Just under 6000 Bangladeshi pupils, from Kindergarten to Sixth Form, are to be provided with a state of the art, 35,000m2 facility. Designs have commenced on an integrated, clustered learning community – schools within schools with large hub spaces and playgrounds “in the sky.”
The practice is working with Max Fordham to develop environmental strategies and deal with the climate and site related challenges.
City Academy Hackney’s 6th formers moved into their new dedicated centre on 31st October. A seamless extension of the original award winning building, the new 540m2 wing provides them with a spacious common room and study spaces arranged over a first and second floor. A cluster of mature plane trees, a feature of the site, provides a leafy context for this colourful yellow and blue addition.
Construction at the WWII heritage site in Uxbridge commenced at the start of 2017 with the erection of the steel frame. The building is due to be handed over for fit out in September 2017. Fit out means a Hurricane and a Spitfire!
Proposals for a new multi-purpose hall and music teaching facilities have been given the green light by Southwark Planners. Music performances will be possible for audiences of up to 500 and JAGS will at long last be able to assemble in its full 1,000 girl complement. The designs include a foyer that doubles as a new main school entrance and the facilities combine with an existing dining hall to create an academic courtyard – a new social heart for the school.
SEA’s first tower re-clad is complete. Grenfell Tower has an entirely new envelope which, together with a total heating overhaul, has given this 60’s concrete period piece a new energy efficient lease of life. The transformation has re-invented the building’s entrance and entirely re-organised communal facilities that included Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club, Grenfell Nursery and a children’s playground. In the process nine new “hidden homes” have been created.
We have received Planning Approval the Harefield Young People’s Centre for the London Borough of Hillingdon. The single storey development features an activity hall, sports hall, dance studio, cyber café and kitchen, providing sessional activities for local children.
Studio E Architects latest project at Haileybury College, a new Humanities Centre, received planning consent 27th April. A contemporary facility, embracing green passive environmental design, blends in with sensitive Grade II listed buildings by Reginald Blomfield. Construction planned for 2017.
Transformational new school and leisure centre receive Royal stamp of approval!
On Monday 19th January 2015 Kensington Aldridge Academy, together with the Kensington Leisure Centre, received a Royal Opening. A special moment for this corner of North Kensington after 3 years of design and construction. Studio E Architects were the master plan lead for the entire project and architects for the Academy.