Crown Woods College

Crown Woods College

Crown Woods College

Scheme: Crown Woods College
Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects LLP Client: The Royal Borough of Greenwich Contractor: Balfour Beatty
© Peter Durant

This schools project breaks down the size of an enormous and struggling comprehensive school. It is arranged into three separate schools of around 450 pupils and a sixth form college, which share the resources of a central administration, arts, music and sports centres. There is also a separate special needs section whose design has a calming influence on behaviour.

The construction - brickwork and pre-cast concrete walkway covers, with simple, elegant glazed infill panels - is hard-wearing and the elevations are pleasingly consistent, but also suitably varied.


 
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