Deptford Green awarded Best Education Building
Nov 19, 2013
The WGI designed Deptford Green School has been recognised as
the Best Education Building at the Local Authority Building
Control's National Building Excellence Awards.
Deptford Green School, which opened in September 2012, was part
of the third phase of the Lewisham BSF programme. The new building
designed by Watkins Gray International LLP and built by Costain
accommodates 1,300 pupils and unites the existing lower and upper
schools previously occupying separate sites.
Having previously won the regional award for London, Deptford
Green School was nominated for the national finals. At last
week's LABC award reception, representatives from Lewisham Building
Control, Costain and WGI accepted the award for Best Education
Building in the UK.
The Building Excellence Awards showcase how design teams have
dealt with technical issues and difficult sites. They highlight
innovative and creative solutions and building control
professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality
Based on the criteria LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said the
following about Deptford Green: "As well as providing a sound
learning environment the buildings are energy efficient and provide
natural ventilation and light, exceeding the sustainability targets
set out at the start of the project."
"The challenges the project team faced in delivering these new
school buildings were bringing all the school's students together
on a single site, making sure the new buildings were fully
accessible for disabled people and including various sustainable
technologies to meet sustainability targets".
Located in New Cross (South East London), the project forms part
of an extensive regeneration initiative for the area. With the
construction of the new school a more substantial and appropriately
scaled backdrop to the recently revamped Fordham Park has been
created. The school was conceived as a public building that
feels open and interacts with the wider community.
To read more about the winning project and other education
buildings we have designed please follow the link: Click Here
Building Regulations: London Borough of Lewisham Building
Architects: Watkins Gray International
Services Design: Bryden Wood Mcleod
Landscape Architect: MacFarlane Wilder
Services Contractor: NG Bailey