View illustrating the construction process for the prefabricated concrete construction system for Westville Road Primary School, Hammersmith, London: the fourth stage of construction

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RIBApix ref no RIBA97817
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1951
Image Date1949
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB1115/1(3)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In 1949, the London County Council commissioned Goldfinger to design and build two single-storey primary schools, Westville Road School (now Greenside School), Hammersmith & Fulham, and Brandlehow Road School, Wandsworth. Goldfinger developed a prefabricated concrete-frame system for use in both schools which enabled speedy erection in only 24 days. The plans for both schools included six classrooms, staff offices, an assembly hall, a kitchen and a water tower. For each school, Goldfinger also designed a school keeper's cottage. Both schools were built during 1950-1951 and opened in 1952. This drawing is one of a series which are possibly initial sketches for the drawings on the exhibition boards intended for the ‘Britain Builds for Education’ exhibition (which travelled in 1952-1953).

Subject tags

concrete, schools, prefabrication, Feature: High Tech Precursors of High Tech