The refurbishment and extension of Plumstead Manor School is part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme in Greenwich. The school is an 8 form-entry school with 1,617 pupils on the roll.
The school has a performing arts specialism and an on-site nursery. At present the school buildings are not suited to curriculum delivery and do not support the aspirations of the school. In particular, post 16 accommodation is inadequate and there is poor provision for sport, art, drama and performing arts. The site is very constrained and without an increase in site area there will be limited opportunities for redevelopment without severe disruption to the operation of the school.
The redevelopment consists of the renovation of the existing school buildings along with a new 2700sqm performing arts and sports building, as well as a new vocational building. The approach to the design of the buildings has been to create modern, but contextually sympathetic buildings, to provide an exciting and progressive learning environment for now and the future.
The new performing arts building will sit alongside the historically important Kings Warren building opposite Plumstead Common. It will form the new main entrance to the school and site and signal arrival at a school.
The Vocational building is located at the northern boundary of the site and provides accommodation for sixth form and vocational courses. It forms a stand-alone pavilion with its own identity, enhancing the college campus approach.
|Location||London Borough of Greenwich|
|Client||London Borough of Greenwich Council|
|Project value||£28 million|
|RIBA Work Stages||0 - 7|
|Project status||Completed (2013)|
|cube_design team||Jane Lock-Smith|
|Project team||cube_design (Architect) | BDP (Structural & Building Services Engineer) | Macgregor Smith (Landscape Architect) | Balfour Beatty (Contractor)|