The Henrietta Barnett School

Architect:
Hopkins Architects
Completed:
2010
Awards:
RIBA London Award 2012
Categories:
Education, New Build, Refurbishment, London
Photography:
Collection of Jane Wernick Associates

This project includes the conversion of part of the Grade II* listed building by Lutyens to a new science wing, and the construction of two new wings with a total of about 1,000m2 which will house Music and Drama, and Design and Technology and Art.  The new buildings are constructed using loadbearing blockwork with concrete floors, and timber vaulted roofs. The refurbishment involved the removal of various walls and partitions, and the insertion of new openings. For the new buildings a cement lime mortar is used for the brickwork, which has no movement joints, with special 50mm bricks that fit in with the existing brickwork.  The new floors are constructed using reinforced concrete.