Pimlico Secondary School, Lupus Street, Westminster, London, seen from the south

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RIBApix ref no RIBA80110
Architect/DesignerBancroft, John (1928-2011)
Greater London Council & Inner London Educational Authority, Department of Architecture & Civil Design
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1971
Image Date1975
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 75-27-15
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This co-educational comprehensive school for 1725 pupils occupied a four and a half acre rectangular site bound by streets on all four sides, which was well below the standard for a school of this size. It stood approximately ten feet below the road surface at the level of the basements and gardens of the houses that originally occupied the site. The demolition of this controversial school began in 2008 to make way for a new school campus. The architect for the school was John Bancroft.

Subject tags

glazing, windows, schools, children's playgrounds