The Belham School

Published 23rd August 2022

Situated in south-east London, the renewed Grade II listed Victorian building was carefully extended and refurbished to provide a striking modern facility, whilst embracing the history of the original building. Consisting of two blocks, a low brick plinth and a taller Cor-ten block, the school’s beautiful existing features and delicate building fabric were retained, with a remodelled interior shaping the new two-form entry school.

The existing classrooms were divided into three 30-pupil rooms in addition to new staff areas and a studio space, while corridor expansions maximise the amount of light in each classroom, allowing breakout exhibition spaces for each year group’s work to be displayed.

Our team provided building services and structural engineering on this project which completed in March 2018.

Architect: Haverstock

Client: London Borough of Southwark