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.

2012
Location
Dagenham, London
Cost
£22.6 Million
Client
Borough of Barking and Dagenham & Dagenham Park Church of England School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE School
Dagenham Park CofE 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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