Dagenham Park Church of England School

London. 2012

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2012
  • Cost: £22.6 Million

Exploring methods of making and construction, Dagenham Park Church of England School is a pioneering example of how collaborative working can deliver quality buildings in highly compressed timelines. A brightly accented three-storey box – split-level and organised around a central atrium – divides the school grounds into two similar-sized parcels. Its façades are composed of layers of storey-high load-bearing panels, crisply finished in pre-cast concrete developed as part of Laing O’Rourke’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly solution. Freely-styled black aluminium portals punch through the elevations, providing access to the cluster of large volumes that constitute the school’s interior. Large-scale graphics and bright accent colours complement an otherwise rigorously neutral material palette.

Client: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) and Dagenham Park Church of England School

Private Sector Partner: Thames Partnership for Learning, a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and LBBD

Architect : Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Project Managers: Laing O’Rourke

Structural/Civil Engineer: ARUP

Services Engineer: ARUP

Fire Engineer: ARUP

Acoustic Consultant: ARUP

Accessibility Consultant: ARUP

Landscape Architect: Plincke Landscape

CDM Coordinator: Currie and Brown

Graphic Design: Morag Myerscough

Planning Consultant: Savills

Approved Inspector: HCD Group

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