Extension to Mayfield Comprehensive School, Putney, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA4157
Architect/DesignerPowell & Moya
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1956
Image Date1956
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/SCH/2/A
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The extension to the existing Mayfield girls' school, designed by Powell & Moya for the London County Council, provided 1,620 new places and converted the school into a girls' comprehensive. The existing site on the north side of West Hill was increased by nine acres by taking in adjacent bomb-damaged properties. Since the new buildings were designed during a steel shortage, the three-storey buildings with brick structural walls were deemed to save steel and provide an economical solution.

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schools