Marlborough Primary School

Published 6th December 2022

Transforming an urban site into a series of terraces, the multi-award-winning Marlborough Primary School is centred around both internal day-lit and external play spaces. Generously resourced, the state-of-the-art facilities include outdoor learning areas, two large halls, a community room, art, design and dance studios, creative media suite and a multi-use games area at roof level.

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With a complex arrangement in plan and section, each year group is separated through the correlation of levels, whilst the teaching areas surround congregation areas, all of which is linked to a central stair arrangement and joining bridge. Building orientation and connectivity have been carefully considered to ensure the daily life of both teacher and student are enhanced.

Waterman’s team is proud to have provided the Structural engineering design for the Marlborough Primary School.

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The project has won several awards including:

  • Architects Journal’s Award for ‘School Project of the Year‘
  • British Construction Industry Awards for ‘Social Infrastructure Project of the Year’
  • Civic Trust Awards

Client: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Architect: Dixon Jones

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