Winner of Haringey Design Awards 2016 Best Community Building and Overall Winner.
Longlisted for RIBA Journal MacEwen Award 2017.
This school incorporates two Special Needs Schools with a mainstream Primary School in a bespoke learning environment where there is the ability for all children to share learning and social spaces in as many ways as possible.
This innovative arrangement was made possible through extensive consultation with all three schools and an understanding of the requirements of each group.
The schools originally occupied adjacent sites leaving only a margin along the street edge with sufficient space and access for the new building. A masterplan was developed which proposed building along this edge in two phases to allow for the decant and demolition of each school in turn, with the schools able to maintain operation during construction.
This front edge of the site offered an opportunity to make a clear urban statement, in what had become a fragmented part of the estate. The new building reinforces the street edge, with clear points of entry and visibility of areas which have a partly public function.
The building form and position creates a protective line for the open play spaces on its north side.
The campus is linked to the Broadwater Farm Children’s Centre, also by GLA, which received a RIBA award in 2007.
£14M NEW SEN and PRIMARY SCHOOL BUILDING
LONDON BOROUGH OF HARINGEY
BROADWATER FARM, HARINGEY