Southwark Park Primary School
Southwark, London, 2012-15

The extension and redevelopment of a Grade II listed London Board School on the 'Heritage at Risk' register, an early example of the radical 19th century model established by ER Robson.

Southwark Park Primary School was a popular inner city primary school that needed to expand beyond the constraints of its historically significant but rundown buildings. We were appointed by Southwark Council’s local education partnership to increase the area of the school with new extensions and redevelop the existing fabric to create a new harmonious whole. Originally built in the 1870’s and extended in the 1890’s and 1910, the new work comprehensively integrates with and extends the retained fabric, continuing an evolution of masonry construction and detailing across the site.

The school accommodation has expanded from 1.5 to 2 forms of entry with a 50 place nursery, providing a bespoke suite of educational spaces which suit the creative ethos of the school and maximize the potential of the listed fabric.

383 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 2JH

Southwark Council local education partnership and Mansell / Balfour Beatty

Gross internal floor area
2516 m²
including 1800 m² of internal refurbishment

Structural Engineers
Engineers Haskins Robinson Walters

M&E consultant
Wallace Whittle

Quantity surveyor
Balfour Beatty 

Lighting consultant
Wallace Whittle

Main contractor
Balfour Beatty

David Grandorge

Further Reading

Southwark Park Primary School
Website for the school