Harlesden Primary School
A collaborative vision was needed to meet the growing demand of the London Borough of Brent, which was experiencing an increasing number of school pupils within the local community. Located in a key growth location, Harlesden Primary school needed to expand and make room for new children. The desperate need to extend teaching space quickly meant that project efficiency and time management were key.
To tackle a lack of space we used innovative design to create a unique and original rooftop multi use games area - creating an exciting environment for pupils to exercise.
Space saving solutions allowed us to plan a new 57 module teaching block which included various learning spaces, all designed to help pupils thrive.
Working alongside ISG, we used smart technology and specialist off-site construction methods to reduce traditional build time by 50%.
- Space constraints, including building on an existing playground, meant that build creativity and innovation was key
- With a rapid increase of pupils within the borough, speed and efficiency were essential
- As an existing school, it was important that the build fit with current infrastructure.
Our bespoke solutions breathed new life into Harlesden Primary School and created much needed additional space for pupils to learn. The predominantly two-storey building included nursery classrooms, an assembly hall and an additional single storey extension. With brick and render cladding, the overall finish of the build was modern and inviting, giving pupils an environment to flourish.
Doubling as a community facility, the games area enabled the school to enhance links with local residents.