St. John Bosco School

London. 2015

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2015
  • Cost: £16 Million
  • Clients: Lend Lease

St John Bosco College is part of a wider masterplan for a site in south London that also includes a Community House for the Salesian monastery of Don Bosco and an associated residential development. The design for the College - a seven-form entry mixed Roman Catholic school - has been developed in close collaboration with the joint trust, head teacher and the senior management team of the school and their technical advisors. The design responds to the overarching ethos of the school and its very diverse intake. It provides an appropriate setting for a community where faith, life and learning are integrated. It also follows wider good practice guidance such as Building Bulletins and School Premises Regulations. The building is deliberately compact in order to optimise the external amenity space. Importantly this also reduces internal travel distance between lessons. The scheme is also enhanced by strong internal relationships. The building is simple in volume, enabling it to be constructed with good quality materials, and reflecting the organisation and volumes of the surrounding context.


Wandsworth Design Awards - Commendation in the access category 2017

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St John Bosco School opens


St John Bosco School opens

St John Bosco School in Battersea was officially opened today by the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark and The Very Rev. Martin Coyle SDB, GBR Salesian Provincial on behalf of the Joint Trustees of St John Bosco College. The blessing ceremony was attended by Paul Monaghan and the design team responsible for the Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School. St John Bosco School is part of a wider masterplan which includes the Community House for the Salesian monastery of Don Bosco, and the AHMM-designed Cobalt Place residential scheme.

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