Education
Program:
Client: LB Camden
Phase: completed

Following a suitability assessment by LB Camden in 2012, Holy Trinity & S. Silas School was identified as being a priority school for improvement of teaching and learning space.
Subsequently, Maccreanor Lavington were appointed through a traditional contract by the London Diocesan Board of Schools to address the school’s shortcomings through a new extension which would provide safe and equitable access to all floors of the building, deliver a new high quality art studio, rationalise existing layouts and improve staff welfare facilities.
The school is located opposite ‘The Most Holy Trinity’ Church and the design response was carefully considered to ensure that the new addition sat comfortably both with the existing school and the neighbouring church.
Maccreanor Lavington have employed a select palette of robust materials to work in harmony with the adjacent buildings - the distinctive steeply pitched roof is faced with zinc, walls are faced in a richly textured stock brick and feature signage of reconstituted stone defines the approach to longevity. Internal spaces have been cleverly stacked to provide a new visitors’ entrance and office at ground floor, staff room at first floor and a generous art studio with vaulted ceiling and expansive north-light windows to the second floor.