Plashet School

In line with London Borough of Newham’s expansion programme, Plashet Girls’ School has expanded from a nine to a ten-form entry secondary school. In order to accommodate the increasing numbers, a new, three-storey extension connects to the existing school via two link bridges, providing a dining hall, a gym hall and expressive arts teaching facilities. The new extension helps transform what had been a fragmented external space into an accessible and secure student plaza. The extension is clad in a red wirecut brick to complement the tones of the existing building and the school logo etched into the façade facing Plashet Grove. The first floor hall is clad in a vertical standing seam zinc, chosen for its durability and contemporary character.

"I am particularly honoured that the school can now offer superb facilities for drama, music and PE."

Rachel McGowan
Head Teacher, Plashet School

  • Client:London Borough of Newham
  • Location:East Ham, London
  • Value:£6m construction cost
  • Status:Completed December 2016
  • Consultants:MLM, Conserv, Playle & Partners
  • Contractor:Neilcott Construction Limited
  • Photography:Simon Kennedy