The transformation of Burntwood School pieces together a 1950s modernist education campus for 2000 pupils and 200 staff in south-west London. Within an existing mature landscape, six new buildings-as-pavilions develop the heritage of the existing, orchestrating a system of bespoke constructional components to bring both efficiency and delight. The new buildings – four 4-storey teaching pavilions, a new sports hall and a new performing arts building – are placed amongst a number of retained buildings (including two by Sir Leslie Martin) to form a complete and coherent campus, with lawns, squares and a central pedestrian spine.

Within each pavilion, classrooms and ancillary accommodation are arranged along a central corridor with voids and double-height spaces at each end to increase natural daylight and make connections to the exterior. The regularity of each plan is followed through to the elevation with faceted precast concrete panels that correspond to a 7.5 metre structural and classroom module; a development of the prefabricated façade work seen at Dagenham Park Church of England School.

  • 2023 Architecture Today Test of Time Award - Education
  • 2016 Chicago Athenaeum International Award
  • 2015 AIA International Award - Merit Award for Architecture
  • 2015 Civic Trust Award
  • 2015 New London Architecture Award - Education
  • 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize
  • 2015 RIBA National Award
  • 2015 RIBA London Region Award
  • 2014 Concrete Society Award
  • 2014 Wandsworth Design Award

  • 2019 Revitalising Heroic Modern mASEANa International Conference
Wandsworth, London
£40.9 Million
Wandsworth Council LEA & Lendlease
Wandsworth Borough Council
Burntwood School & Wandsworth Children’s Services
Lend Lease
Project Manager
Lend Lease
Quantity Surveyor
Lend Lease
CDM coordinator
Lend Lease
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Structural Engineer
Buro Happold
Civil Engineer
Buro Happold
M&E Engineer
Mott MacDonald Fulcrum
Acoustic and Security Consultant
Mott MacDonald Fulcrum
Landscape Architect
Kinnear Landscape Architects
Ecology Consultant
The Ecology Consultancy
Environmental Designer
Morag Mysercough / Studio Myerscough
Planning Consultant
Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners
Party Wall Surveyor
Anstey Horne
Smart FFE
Approved Inspector
Butler & Young Approved Inspectors
Access Consultant
David Bonnett Associates
Fire Consultant
Tenos Fire Engineering
ICT Consultant
Civica Ltd
Catering Consultant
Design Catering Equipment Ltd

Review of 2023 08.01.24

Architecture Today Awards 24.11.23

2023 Architecture Today Awards shortlist 07.07.23

Integrated building performance evaluation at Burntwood School 17.02.22

Open House London 2021 02.09.21

Revitalising Heroic Modern 01.10.19

Architecture and the Art of the Extra Ordinary at the British School at Rome 03.07.17

BBC Question Time at Burntwood 24.11.16

AHMM opens doors for Open House 2016 13.09.16

Paul Monaghan to speak at the Venice Biennale 24.05.16

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris wins the RIBA Stirling Prize for Burntwood School 16.10.15

Burntwood School on the BBC 09.10.15

Burntwood and William Street Quarter nominated for Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 30.09.15

RIBA Stirling Stories 2015 30.09.15

Burntwood School shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 16.07.15

New London Awards 2015 09.07.15

Burntwood School wins RIBA National Award 18.06.15

RIBA London award wins 19.05.15

Six projects shortlisted for RIBA Awards 11.03.15

Burntwood School wins Civic Trust Award 09.03.15

Civic Trust 2015 Regional Finalists Revealed 02.12.14

Opening Celebration at Burntwood School 09.10.14