Olga Primary School, Bow

Demolition of existing 1FE school, provision of and decant to temporary teaching accommodation. Construction of a new 3FE primary school building and associated external works on a existing school site.

  • Budget:£9,900,000
  • Procurement:JCT 2005
  • Client:London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Concept Architect:Architecture Initiative
  • Working Drawings Architect:Architecture Initiative
  • Agent:Sweets

The new 3-storey school site is located in the centre of a residential area and comprises three linked elements each with its own specifi c function and character:

Hall/Community - Public spaces are grouped together comprising administration/community and shared facilities at the ground fl oor with the large and small halls, kitchen and staff room above.

Teaching - Independent key-stage group teaching areas with support spaces sited around a central atrium space.

Entrance Spine - The hall/community and teaching blocks are linked by a 3-storey glazed entrance/circulation spine.

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