New London Architecture

The Observatory Block Graveney School

Built

The Observatory Block at Graveney School uses walkways, terraces and different teaching levels to facilitate the teaching of STEAM subjects and represents circular economy principles.

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

Winner in the LEARNING category 
The Observatory Block lies adjacent to Grade II-listed Furzedown House, and the Brutalist school hall by Leonard Manasseh. It is Urban Projects Bureau’s second building at Graveney School and originates from a long-term collaboration on several spatial and pedagogic initiatives. The ten classroom block accommodates the school’s STEAM initiatives by encouraging students to think about space, time and the universe through physical means: the walkways, terraces and teaching spaces facilitate this at all levels. A ramp through the building enables disabled access across the campus for the first time.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Wandsworth

Estimated completion

October 2019


Location

Furzedown Educational Site, Welham Rd, London SW17 9BU, UK


Team Credits

Architect

Urban Projects Bureau Ltd

Contractor

Quinn London

Engineer

Michael Barclay Partnership

Quantity Surveyor

AA Projects

Other

KLH UK

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

EDP

Lighting Designer

Kate & Sam

Approved Inspector

Regional Building Control Ltd


Listed by

Urban Projects Bureau

Last updated on

16/09/2020


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