Bobby Moore Academy – Secondary
The David Ross Education Trust’s new Bobby Moore Academy comprises a primary school and secondary school split over two sites. Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is built to serve the growing local community. The 6FE secondary school for 1,140 pupils is located on a very tight site next to the Olympic Stadium. The six-storey building sits on the northern boundary of its site fronting a newly created public plaza and creating a civic presence to the Park.
The school has been designed to maximise opportunities for community use. Sports, social and educational facilities are all easily accessible without compromising the rest of the school.
The building is clad with brick tiles with a two-tone palette. An insitu frame and flat slab, containing 25% recycled content, provides thermal mass, facilitates night time cooling and allows for future flexibility. Teaching spaces are naturally ventilated using hybrid thermal mixing units while large windows, voids and the central atrium maximise daylight while providing views across the city and Olympic Park.