Woodgrange Infant School

This is one of a series of school expansions in Forest Gate to accommodate an increase in child numbers within the borough.

The new, single-storey building provides four new classrooms, a WC block and a strip of administration areas such as head teacher’s office and staff room. The scheme also re-configures existing spaces, improving circulation and a woodland area has been opened up to the main playground to increase the children’s play space.

The saw-toothed roof, rainscreen cladding panels, bricks and aluminium-framed windows and doors have a distinct architectural language that responds to its immediate surroundings and provides a much needed modern and distinguished frontage to the school.

  • Client:London Borough of Newham
  • Location:Forest Gate, London
  • Status:Completed January 2015
  • Consultants:AKS Ward, PinnacleESP, Hann Tucker, Stace
  • Contractor:Morgan Sindall