ARK Atwood Primary Academy and Amberley Waterfront
2010 - 2014
- Site area 0.37
On a tight urban site on the Grand Union Canal we have provided a combination of education facilities and high quality private homes for Westminster City Council. The site provides a permanent home for the two-form-entry ARK Atwood Primary Academy and a satellite centre for Westminster Adult Education Services (WAES).
The accommodation is provided within two new buildings on the site. The four-storey education building fronting Amberley Road forms three sides of a courtyard, with the nursery to the west and a raised school hall at first floor level to the west which creates a covered entrance to the playgound below. WAES occupies the top floor and has its own dedicated entrance from Amberley Road.
A five-storey residential building with pop-up penthouses overlooks the canal. There are 47 new high quality homes with underground parking, including 18 one-bedroom flats, 25 two-bedroom flats and four three-bedroom duplexes with roof gardens, all for private sale. The residential and educational buildings enclose a school playground in the centre of the site.
- Brick Award 2015