Lister Community School Expansion

The expansion of Lister Community School provides the Newham school with an additional two forms of entry.

Following feasibility and masterplan roles, Rivington Street Studio oversaw three separate contracts to support the school’s continued growth.

The existing school facilities were transformed with a new community café, lecture theatre, library extension and reception. Extensive landscaping improves access and external amenities for students and staff.

A new public-facing performing arts block is clad in a warm brick slip and glass-reinforced concrete for a civic quality which harmonises with the brighter panelling of the existing building. The building utilised off-site modular construction to minimise the impact to the school’s operation and reduce the amount of construction time on site.

 The scheme is BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and sustainability measures include PVs, air source heats pumps and mechanical ventilation via MVHR provide low energy in use.

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  • Client:London Borough of Newham
  • Type:New Build and remodelling
  • GIA:2,300m² new build with 1,560m² remodelling
  • Status:Complete December 2023
  • Consultants:Executive Architects for McAvoy: LSI Architects; Structural Engineer: WLM Consulting and Edge Structures Ltd; MEP: Semple & McKillop Ltd and Conserv Ltd; Landscape: Natural Dimensions
  • Contractor:McAvoy, Neilcott Construction Ltd & M-AR Off-Site
  • Photography:Richard Chivers
  • Awards:Education Project of the Year, MMC Awards 2024 (shortlist)