school for deaf children, Camdenchildren's centre, Camdennursery, Camdennursery alterations, Islingtonprimary school access, Camdenprimary school entrance, Camdenchildren's centre, Newhamnursery conversion, Islingtonlearning support unit, Camden
The school wanted to create more direct access to the building, with a clear route to the entrance and a welcoming environment for gathering and play. The works were carried out in 3 phases to allow for construction during holidays and to suit the school’s budget.
A window has been removed to create a new entrance door, with a glazed canopy, and internal alterations were carried out to create a separate and secure entrance area. Alterations to the external space included reducing the height of a separating wall to allow views through, changing ground levels to provide flush thresholds and new paving to create a clearly legible pathway and designated play area. Timber seating and large planters are included, with irrigation from water collected from the canopy, roofs and drinking fountains; paving to the paths and the resin bound glass contain recycled aggregate. Areas of rubberized safety surface and painted macadam create a colourful patchwork of different textures and surfaces, with line markings designed by Year 6 children.
3 phases: 2007-2010
Contract value: £160,000