This vibrant extension to an original existing academy designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners was procured through the PfS Academies Framework with Studio E Architects working to the contractor, Willmott Dixon. Accommodation has been provided for a new sixth form and an extended dining facility in a building form that is not only sympathetic to the original architectural concept but also brings much added value. An array of integrated internal/ external spaces include roof terraces and a walkway that completes a recreational quadrangle. Praised by the Academy users for its appearance and functionality the extension also achieved a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating.
Studio E Architects were fantastic! A joy to work with, they produced a terrific design that worked really well with our original scheme by Richard Rogers. Sensitive to our needs, their concept took us by surprise, much enriching what we already had. Our sixth form are thrilled, a centre in amongst the tree tops, with views to Hackney Downs and roof terracing we never imagined we might have. Sylvie Pierce, Chair of Governors, Mossbourne Community Academy